Yesterday, America celebrated a federal holiday in honour of Martin Luther King Jr, the famous civil rights activist. While most people used the day to celebrate his legacy of nonviolent activism against racial discrimination, Planned Parenthood decided to co-opt him to promote abortion.
The Planned Parenthood Action twitter account, the activist arm of America’s largest abortion provider, posted a number of times about Martin Luther King Jr day, but the most noticeable was when it claimed that the “fight for racial justice, economic equity, & reproductive freedom are undeniably intertwined.”
Martin Luther King Jr’s niece, the pro-life activist Dr Alveda King, was quick to slam Planned Parenthood for using her uncle’s legacy to promote abortion. “To dishonor a prophet by raising a political banner which supports killing innocent babies on MLK’s birthday is so inhuman,” she said. “To dishonor a prophet by raising a political banner on his birthday is so inhumane.”
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