Originally posted at LiveAction News
In 2009 a billboard was erected in New Yorkâ€™s Soho district that read: â€œThe Most Dangerous Place for an African-American is in the Womb.â€ That wakeup call wasÂ taken down right after it went up. Yet despite the unwillingness to know the truth, the veracity of the message is unchanged.
According toÂ 2009 data presented by New York Cityâ€™s Department of Health, â€œFifty-seven percent of black pregnancies in the city end in abortion,â€ which, at best, is a shocking piece of data.
Dr. Alveda King, whose uncle is the late Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., defines the murder of black babies in the womb as genocide. A civil rights champion in her own right, King received the Life Prize Award and the Civil Rights Award from the Congress of Racial Equality, and currently serves as a Pastoral Associate with Priests for Life.
Recently, while addressing a group of students at the University of Missouri, Alveda King alerted her audience to the reality that whether they realize it or not, black people are murdering themselves. After being introduced to the people gathered at Columbiaâ€™s Jesse Auditorium by Students for Life President Rachelle Engen , Dr. King shared with listeners her family background, her Christian faith, and her unwavering commitment to protect life at all stages.
Dr. King pointed out in her speech that 16 million African-American children have been aborted since 1973. That means that 27% of the 60 million unborn children who have lost their lives since Roe v. Wade was signed into law were African-American. That is a disturbing figure, especially in light of the fact thatÂ blacks make up 13% of the American population.
The genocidal carnage against black babies isnâ€™t limited to one location, either. In Georgia, 53.6 percent of aborted babies are black; in Mississippi 72 percent; and as mentioned before, more black babies die as a result of abortion than are actually born in New York City.
As always, the painfully honest Alveda shared with her audience portions of her testimony, which included the revelation that prior to Alvedaâ€™s birth her mother Naomi was encouraged to abort her, and that before her grandfather spoke words that helped her realize the error of her ways, King aborted two of her own babies.
After two abortions, Alveda Kingâ€™s grandfather influenced her view on the sanctity of life when he told her â€œThe woman has a right to choose what happens to her body, but that baby is not her body.â€ Dr. King shared, â€œMy grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther King, Sr., once said, â€˜No one is going to kill a child of mine.â€™â€ Grandpa King didnâ€™t realize that â€œwhen he saved the life of his next great-grandson with [that] statementâ€¦ tragically, two of his grandchildren had already been aborted.â€
In addition to speaking directly to the group, Dr. King also previewed a documentary entitled â€œMaafa 21.â€ The film argues that the original eugenics movement exploited abortion as a means to accomplish African-American genocide. Alveda also previewed â€œBlood Money,â€Â a film that investigates how racial bigotry and efforts to control population have turned abortion into a profitable business.
In her speech Alveda cited Paulâ€™s first letter to the Corinthians, chapter 13, which says, â€œAnd now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.â€
Dr. Alveda King stressed that â€œThere is only one race on the planet, the human race.â€ Meanwhile, as the void of â€œfaith, hope and loveâ€ continues to grow, genocide against the human race destroys thousands of unborn babies a day.
Still, â€œa black baby is 5 times more likely to be killed in the womb than a white baby.â€ Thatâ€™s why Alveda quoted her wise grandfatherâ€™s son â€“ her uncle Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., whose sentiments are applicable to the genocide that is befalling millions of African-American babies in the womb. They are words that every black mother who believes that abortion is a right and a viable option should hear:
â€œThe Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the lives of his children for comfort and safety.â€