Alveda King: Pelosi Deserves Sanger Award for Trampling on Human Rights; Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Reject It Today

Priests for Life

Date: February 4, 2014

Contact: Leslie Palma

ATLANTA — Dr. Alveda King, director of African American Outreach for Priests for Life, reacted today to the announcement that House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will receive Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award.

“It’s true that Congresswoman Pelosi deserves Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award – almost no one has done more to promote the killing of innocent babies in the womb than she has,” noted Dr. King. “If Mrs. Pelosi wants finally to take her role as a public servant seriously, though, she will reject the award named after a racist woman who had no problem speaking to a Ku Klux Klan meeting.”

The Sanger Award has been given annually by Planned Parenthood since 1966, when the Rev. Dr. Luther King, Jr., Alveda King’s uncle, was named, but did not personally accept one of the first four citations.

“It’s ironic that Planned Parenthood would extend to my uncle an award for his human rights work,” Dr. King continued. “I can’t think of an organization that has done more to trample upon human rights than Planned Parenthood.”

“Of course, in 1966, Planned Parenthood did not advocate for abortion and its racist roots were not well known,” added Dr. King. “Knowing what we know now and 56 million dead children later, I’m confident that the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a man who gave his life defending others’ rights to life and liberty, would reject any association with Planned Parenthood.”

Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, drew a tsunami of support last year when he wrote an open letter to Mrs. Pelosi, challenging her claim to being a faithful and practicing Catholic while spreading a message that abortion is “sacred ground.”

Regarding her upcoming Planned Parenthood award, he said: “Nancy Pelosi receives this less-than-prestigious award, yet is unable to explain why she supports dismembering children. We should continue to demand that she do so. Sign on to”

Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit

5 Responses to “Alveda King: Pelosi Deserves Sanger Award for Trampling on Human Rights; Martin Luther King, Jr. Would Reject It Today”

  1. Debbie Oswalt says:

    Thank you for calling out Nancy Pelosi. 🙂 It is so sad, most of the things that she pushes for is against Christianity. 🙁

  2. Evelyn Pugh says:

    We live in an age where evil is called good, and good is called evil, by the leaders of our Country. We need to stand firm on the Word of God, more so than ever.

  3. Mark Arellano says:

    Another ‘Cafeteria Catholic ‘

  4. Nancy Pelosi should be ashamed of calling herself a Catholic, that is very offensive to those of us who educate and strive each day to know our faith. We need to put together a book called “Catholic answers for dummies” the first thing on this book will be in bold
    “RESPECT HUMAN LIFE FROM CONCEPTION UNTIL DEATH” (Yes Ms. Pelosi this means the unborn”.

  5. eveline nachtegaele says:

    Shame on you Nancy Pelosi.

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