An interview in the Illinois Leader with Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King. Alveda is participating in the January 22 Silent No More gathering in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Alveda: My uncle said, “The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sell the future of his children for his personal and immediate comfort and safety.”
Where he said, “Negro,” I add, "America." America cannot win, humanity cannot win, people cannot win, if we will sell the future of our children for our personal and immediate comfort and safety.
Parents making a decision to abort - because sometimes both are involved - are aborting a slave, in that the baby has no say so over whether it will live or not live. Likewise, the baby has no choice over its nourishment. The baby has no choice over where it can go or what it can do. It does what the parent says it will do. The baby is totally dependent on the parent.
During the 1970's, right after Roe v Wade, I aborted a child. This was before I became a born again Christian in 1983. For almost 20 years I lived in agony. Was it a boy, or was it a girl? Did the abortion hurt the baby, cause it great pain?
Thank God I didn't abort my other children. I made a decision for six children who are alive, and tragically I made the decision against one. At the time, I was not aware of what I was doing. There were no sonograms back then. If I had seen one, I don't think I could have done it. Now, today, it is only through the salvation of Jesus Christ that I realize I am forgiven for the act against that baby’s life, and I will see my child again in heaven.