Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King speaks out for the future of the yet unborn. How
can the “Dream” survive if we murder our children?
Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of his or
her mother. The mother decides his or her fate
. - Dr. Alveda
In the ongoing travesty of the debate over whether abortion and infanticide
should be condoned, a voice in the wilderness continues to cry out, "what
about the children?" We have been fueled by the fire of "women’s rights," so
long that we have become deaf to the outcry of the real victims whose rights
are being trampled upon, the babies and the mothers. Of course a woman has a
right to decide what to do with her own body. Thank God for the
Constitution. Yet, she also has a right to know the serious consequences and
repercussions of making a decision to abort her child. Then too, what about
the rights of each baby who is artificially breached before coming to term
in his or her mother’s womb, only to have her skull punctured, and feel, yes
agonizingly "feel" the life run out of her before she takes her first breath
of freedom. What about of the rights of these women who have been called to
pioneer the new frontiers of the new millennium only to have their lives
snuffed out before the calendar even turns?
Oh, God, what would Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamed of having his
children judged by the content of their characters do if he’d lived to see
the contents of thousands of children’s skulls emptied into the bottomless
caverns of the abortionists pits?
It is time for America, perhaps the most blessed nation on earth to lead the
world in repentance, and in restoration of life! If only we can carry the
freedom of repentance to its fullest potential. If only America can repent
and turn away from the sins of our nation. Abortion is at the forefront of
our destruction. Partial Birth Abortion is perhaps the most heinous form of
this legal genocide. Direct links connecting abortion and serious conditions
such as breast and cervical cancer, emotional disorders and other serious
ills must be considered! The only healing and redemption is in the blood of
Jesus, blood willingly shed so that we could stand today and cry out for the
blood of the unborn that is drenching the land of our children.
What terribly mixed signals we are sending to our society today? We allow
and even encourage them to engage in promiscuous sex. Then when their sin
conceives, we pretty much tell them, "don’t kill your babies, let our
abortion facilities do it for you." We march to cure breast cancer, yet
promote one of the biggest contributors. I am a mother of six living
children, and I am a grandmother. I am also a post-abortive mother. In the
early 1970’s, I suffered one involuntary and one voluntary abortion.
My involuntary abortion was performed just prior to Roe v. Wade by my
private physician without my consent. I had gone to the doctor to ask why my
cycle had not resumed after the birth of my son. I did not ask for and did
not want an abortion. The doctor said, “You don’t need to be pregnant, let’s
see.” He proceeded to perform a painful examination which resulted in a gush
of blood and tissue emanating from my womb. He explained that he had
performed a “local D and C.”
Soon after the Roe v. Wade decision, I became pregnant again. There was
adverse pressure and threat of violence from the baby’s father. The ease and
convenience provided through Roe v. Wade made it too easy for me to make the
fateful and fatal decision to abort our child.
I went to a doctor and was advised that the procedure would hurt no more
than “having a tooth removed.” The next day, I was admitted to the hospital,
and our baby was aborted. My medical insurance paid for the procedure. As
soon as I woke up, I knew that something was very wrong. I felt very ill,
and very empty. I tried to talk to the doctor and nurses about it. They
assured me that “it will all go away in a few days. You will be fine.” They
Over the next few years, I experienced medical problems. I had trouble
bonding with my son, and his five siblings who were born after the
abortions. I began to suffer from eating disorders, depression, nightmares,
sexual dysfunctions and a host of other issues related to the abortion that
I chose to have. I felt angry about both abortions, and very guilty about
the abortion I chose to have. The guilt made me very ill.
My children have all suffered from knowing that they have a brother or
sister that their mother chose to abort. Often they ask if I ever thought
about aborting them and have said, “You killed our baby.” This is very
painful for all of us. Also, my mother and grandparents were very sad to
know about the loss of the baby. The aborted child’s father also regrets the
abortion. If it had not been for Roe v. Wade, I would never have had that
abortion, only Jesus can.
My birthday is January 22, and each year, this day is marred by the fact
that it is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, and the anniversary of death for
millions of babies. I and my deceased children are victims of abortion, and
subsequently the Roe v. Wade decision has adversely affected the lives of my
entire family. I pray often for deliverance from the pain caused by my
decision to abort my baby. I suffered the threat of cervical and breast
cancer, and experienced the pain of empty arms after the baby was gone. And
truly, for me, and countless abortive mothers, nothing on earth can fully
restore what has been lost, only Jesus can.
(I HAVE A DREAM. IT’S IN MY GENES!) In 1950, faced with the dilemma of my
mother’s unexpected pregnancy with me, my grandfather, Dr. Martin Luther
King, Sr. told my mother: “Neenie, that baby is not a lump of flesh. I saw
her in a dream three years ago. She is my granddaughter. She has bright skin
and bright red hair.” Thus, I was delivered from the fate of being aborted.
Years later, the abortion threat revisited Granddaddy. After having hid two
secret abortions from my family, I was about to abort again. Thank God I
told Granddaddy. He told me: “No one is going to kill a child of mine.”
Tragically, two of his great-grandchildren had already been aborted when he
saved the life of his next great-grandson with this statement. His son, King
once said, “The Negro cannot win as long as he is willing to sacrifice the
lives of his children for comfort and safety.” How can the “Dream” survive
if we murder the children? Every aborted baby is like a slave in the womb of
his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate.
I join the voices of thousands across America, who are SILENT NO MORE. We
can no longer sit idly by and allow this horrible spirit of murder to cut
down, yes cut out and cut away our unborn, and destroy the lives of our
mothers. I am very grateful to God for the Spirit of Repentance that is
sweeping our land. In Repentance there is healing. In the name of Jesus, we
must humble ourselves and pray, and turn from our wicked ways, then God will
hear from Heaven and Heal Our Land.
I can only beseech the powers that be to hearken to the voice of the Lord
and remember that human life is sacred. By taking the lives of our young,
and wounding the wombs and lives of their mothers, we are flying in the face
of God. We cannot play God. If we continue down this path of destruction, we
will be met at the gates by our own doom. This is the day to choose life. We
must live and allow our babies to live. We must end the pain of
post-abortion trauma. If the Dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is to
live, our babies must live. Our mothers must choose life. If we refuse to
answer the cry of mercy from the unborn, and ignore the suffering of the
mothers, then we are signing our own death warrants.
I too, like Martin Luther King, Jr., have a dream. I have a dream that the
men and women, the boys and girls of America will come to our senses, and
humble ourselves before God Almighty and pray for mercy, and receive His
healing grace. I pray that this is the day, the hour of our deliverance. May
God have mercy on us all.
Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate with Priestss for life is a minister
and civil rights activist who speaks out on issues that face society today.
She is a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, former college professor
and an author. She has served on the boards of numerous community
organizations, the Georgia State House of Representatives for four years,
and is an accomplished actress and songwriter. Alveda received her honorary
Doctorate of Laws from Saint Anslem College and is a Senior Fellow of the
Alexis de Tocqueville Institute,
She is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King
and his wife Naomi Barber King and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Alveda is the grateful mother of six children and she is a doting
During the years of the Civil Rights Movement, Alveda's family home was
bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.