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Niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks out against abortion: ‘Black lives matter in the womb’

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(LifeSiteNews) — “Black lives matter in the womb” is a topic abortion activists would like to avoid, the niece of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. said on The Jim Bakker Show.

“Planned Parenthood hates it” when their racist agenda is explained, said Dr. Alveda King, who is the director of Priests for Life’s Civil Rights for the Unborn program. “About 60 to 70 percent of all Planned Parenthoods are in minority neighborhoods … abortion mills or clinics are in predominantly black communities and we have proven this.”

“Just traveling around the country [people would say to me], ‘oh, here’s an abortion mill,’ and it would be on or near a street named after Martin Luther King, Jr,” continued King. Research, particularly from Life Issues Institute, confirms this, she said.

“When abortion became legal, then it was offered on a disproportionate rate to the black community, and sold as reproductive health care, reproductive freedom — this is your right,” King said. “But Black Lives Matter in the womb, I would think. And I think the womb that brings forth the black life should matter. But they don’t want that out there. That’s the thing. So because black lives absolutely matter, what about the babies in that womb? What about that mama?”

Another African-American leader, Pastor Mark Burns, recently expressed a similar sentiment when he said, “You cannot declare ‘black lives matter’ when black baby lives don’t matter.”

Planned Parenthood tells African-Americans, “We want you to be a credit to your race,” said King, but its history proves it’s interested in eliminating African-Americans rather than helping them. “[Planned Parenthood’s] Negro Project was marketed primarily to the black community giving free and low-cost vasectomies and tubal ligations.”

“We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities,” Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, wrote in 1939. “The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal.”

“We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” she continued, “and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”

Sanger also spoke at a Ku Klux Klan rally in 1926. She wrote that birth control should be used to bring about a “cleaner race” and called some people “human weeds.”

Sanger’s racist legacy is apparently alive and well at Planned Parenthood. In 2008, the pro-life group Live Action recorded the abortion business accepting donations to be used specifically for the abortion of African-American babies.

Earlier this week, a contractor working on the Planned Parenthood’s new Washington, D.C. “flagship” facility said “I like” the KKK and that he would be willing to install plumbing for an extermination camp.

King said that many health problems are connected to a rise in abortion.

“We have been tricked and fooled and bought into that lie that abortion is healthcare and it’s helping our communities,” King said. “Prior to ’73, certainly in the black community, there were less strokes, heart attacks, and all those things. After ’73, with all that, the numbers went up in every community but certainly in the black community because abortion is connected to strokes, heart attacks, depression, drug addiction, and on and on.”

King also said that in her pro-life ministry she has encountered many people in prison who are suffering after having been involved in abortions. One post-abortive man even asked King why he couldn’t kill her if it was alright for him to have helped kill his child.

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