|Members of IU Students for Life with Dr. Alveda King|
At the end of sophomore year a friend and I started a pro-life club on our college campus. I spent the first three semesters at IU wishing someone would start a pro-life club...then I realized I am someone! It took almost a year to get the club rolling despite our best efforts. Last fall the members of a local pro-life group approached us to collaborate on bringing a national speaker to Bloomington. They wanted to bring Dr. Alveda King, niece of MLK Jr, to speak on abortion as the civil rights issue of our time and my generation. Alveda works for Priests for Life (though she is not Catholic) in their African-American outreach.
Now here we are a full calendar year later, and I just had dinner with MLK's niece! A few times at dinner she referred to MLK casually as "my uncle." At first it didn't register with me exactly who she was talking about. Alveda has traveled all over the world speaking to advance the pro-life cause...even to Ghana! :) Alveda herself has had two abortions that she now regrets, including one D&C that was performed by a doctor without her consent.
The most interesting topic of conversation at dinner was about the award Planned Parenthood "gave" to Martin Luther King, Jr., who was absolutely pro-life according to his niece. In 1966, Planned Parenthood gave MLK the Margaret Sanger award for "his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity." That's terrible ironic considering Margaret Sanger was racist and a proponent of eugenics (which is basically what Planned Parenthood is doing now - PP will even accept donations to fund the abortion of black babies). Sanger wanted to assist the human race in the elimination of the "unfit" through birth control and other means. It's also ironic that Planned Parenthood lauded MLK for his advancement of social justice and human dignity despite PP's blatant disregard for the dignity of the unborn child.
MLK did not want to receive the award and did not go to ceremony to accept it. However, his wife Coretta Scott King went and accepted the award. According the Alveda, Martin and his wife were both of different Christian denominations and of different philosophies. She believes Coretta had a full conversion before her death. Furthermore, MLK did not write the acceptance speech his wife gave - someone else did. Of course the Planned Parenthood website says both that Coretta accepted the award on his behalf (not true) and that he wrote the speech she delivered (not true).
After dinner Alveda King presented a talk entitled "How Can the Dream Survive? Abortion - the Civil Rights Issue of Our Time." We had 160 people in attendance, including two rows of protestors who were for gay marriage or something. I don't know what they were protesting or what point they were trying to make, but they eventually gave up and walked out.
If I haven't convinced you of the evils of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood check out the connection between PP and Girl Scouts (including PP distributing sex-ed brochures encouraging young Girl Scouts to masturbate) and the connection between PP and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Komen donates money to Planned Parenthood, who then distributes birth control that in turn increases the risk of breast cancer. Planned Parenthood is evil. I rest my case.