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Evangelist Alveda King, founder of Civil Rights for the Unborn at Priests for Life, traveled to Spokane, WA, this month on behalf of the ministry. She was the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln Day dinner sponsored by the Spokane County Republican Central Committee; met with community leaders and citizens at a roundtable event and spoke on pro-life issues at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spokane.
Sue Lani Madsen, columnist for the local newspaper, the Spokane Spokesman-Review, wrote about these events in her March 10 column for the newspaper, quoting Maggie DiMauro, a volunteer with the Spokane County Republicans who organized Alveda’s trip.
“I am a guardian of the King family legacy,” Alveda told 300 people gathered at the Lincoln Day dinner. “I have been charged now as the oldest in my generation to teach people about God, about Jesus Christ, about nonviolence, that we’re all one blood and one race.”
The Sunday morning brunch and roundtable brought together a cross section of community leaders, including U.S. Rep Cathy McMorris Rodgers; Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward and other political, faith and civil rights leaders.
During her talk to about 900 parishioners and visitors to St. Mary’s Church. Her pro-life message stressed that the unborn have the same civil rights as every American and must be treated with dignity. There also must be an awareness that the baby’s mother, father, family and community might require help.
“I believe we could recognize there are other ways to help a mother, child, father and a community without killing anyone,” Alveda said.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, said, “All over the country, people are grateful to hear Alveda’s message, and inspired to see the pro-life movement as the civil rights movement of today. We are proud to have her as one of our Directors at Priests for Life.”