As Super Tuesday Looms, Civil Rights for the Unborn Surges


The expansion of The African American Outreach of Priests for Life is reflected in the new moniker “Civil Rights for the Unborn.”

As the director of the over-a-decade-old pro-life outreach to African Americans, Evangelist Alveda King says, “today is the last day of Black History Month. Tomorrow is Super Tuesday. Now is the time to give the babies a chance to be born to make history, to be born to live to cast their votes.”

Now called Civil Rights for the Unborn, The African American Outreach of Priests for Life, the project will continue to be led by longtime activist Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and daughter of A.D. King.

“Our new name reflects what Priests for Life’s African American Outreach program has always been – an arm of the civil rights movement to which my family has dedicated our lives,” said Dr. King. “On this last day of Black History Month, we reaffirm that, acting under the banner Civil Rights for the Unborn, we will clearly and forcefully continue to heighten awareness in the black community that civil rights begin when life begins.”

Over the last 10 years, Priests for Life’s outreach program to African Americans has worked nationally with other civil rights activists on numerous efforts, including organizing the Pro-Life Freedom Rides, protesting convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors” abortion clinic, and publicizing “Tonya Reaves Could Have Been Me,” the consciousness-raising campaign that grew from the tragic death of a young African American woman who died from an abortion.

This year again, Priests for Life and Civil Rights for the Unborn will work hard to make sure voters keep the life issue in the forefront as they choose the next president of the United States.

“My prayer is that we elect a pro-life president,” Dr. King said. “That’s a priority.”

Commenting on the expanded outreach of Civil Rights for the Unborn, Father Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life said, “The right to life is both a civil right and the foundation of all other civil rights. With Alveda’s leadership, Civil Rights for the Unborn will proclaim these truths to the African American community, which has been so disproportionately devastated by abortion.”

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2 Responses to “As Super Tuesday Looms, Civil Rights for the Unborn Surges”

  1. Laura Milagros says:



  2. Dr. King

    Did America reject slavery because someone was able to bring a true picture of this horror to the minds of those not directly involved? Did not Harriet Beecher Stowe in her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin awaken America’s conscienceless to this sin? As I read, it started from book clubs led by Northern women which then spread to the United Kingdom. By the time the pro slave forces were able to respond, the abomination of slavery were deeply entrenched in the minds of the Abolitionists.
    Dr. King, I believe I have authored a novel that will awaken America’s conscience with regard to the unborn. VIABLE@140 depicts a father’s struggle to save the life of his unborn child. It immerses the reader into an unplanned pregnancy situation that not only discusses the policies of today (Roe vs Wade, SCOTUS)but puts the emphasis on the main problem…The Imagination of Fallen Men and Women.You can identify and discuss what you would do if you were one of these characters during this crisis situation.
    Can you imagine entering a classroom where teenagers and young adults are discussing abortion, adoption, sonograms, motherhood, the roll of the father, God’s Grace and Providence with passion. All these conversations happening in a Christlike manner and before a crisis situation occurs.
    Dr King the enemy would prefer to keep the subject matter taboo, behind the curtain so to speak. Let’s be like Toto in The Wizard of Oz and pull back this curtain together to expose a false promise. VIABLE@140 can bring the true picture of tragic choices to the minds of the young and be a conversation starter in anyone’s ministry that celebrates life.
    Please contact me so I can share more of my passion for life.

    Because all lives matter,

    George Gmitro
    Facebook: Viable Press

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