Alveda King: Abortion Ban ‘not to Punish Women, but to Give the Baby Civil Rights’

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” -Martin Luther King Jr. 

Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for people of all kinds to be treated equally. Now his niece is carrying on the torch of his legacy as the director of Priests for Life’s Civil Rights for the Unborn project.

In a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with Breitbart Senior Editor-at-Large Rebecca Mansour, King stated that the new laws are to protect the rights of the unborn…not to punish women.

“America is right to be concerned,” she continued, “Now, people are saying, ‘They’re going to put women in jail.’ Absolutely not. But doctors who insist on continuing to abort little people in the womb will have to answer, because the doctors themselves medically know that that is a person. That is a human being. Ultrasound shows that to all of us, now, and science has caught up with us.”

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“In most instances, mothers have been either coerced — sometimes even [in the case of] rape or incest — and are forced into abortions, or at least confused and under stress and pressure. So we know we want to protect the baby and the mother,” she continued.

King added that the new law “is not to punish women, but it is to stop and give the baby civil rights. So women won’t be hauled off to jail.”

She also revealed her own personal struggles with abortion, and spoke about how she had one years ago. She added that the Lord has forgiven her, and that “We’re not going on a headhunt for women…”

The most powerful statement from the interview, in my opinion, is when King said: “Two wrongs do not make a right. The death of the baby will not heal the wounds of the mother. We want to say there are two patients, here. There are two victims, here: the mother and the baby. The baby is a person, as well, an innocent person. … It’s two human beings.”

The entire interview was compelling and powerful. To hear the entire thing, you can go to Breitbart.

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