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Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will participate today in events celebrating Black History Month and examining the role abortion has played in the African American community.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dr. Alveda King to Join Pro-Life Civil Rights Activists for Black History Month Events Today

"As Black History Month comes to a close and we move forward, we cannot forget the devastating impact abortion on demand has had and continues to have on African-Americans," said Dr. King. "Abortion has wiped out one out of four blacks in the United States. That's 15 million Americans who have been denied the most fundamental civil right, the right to life."

 

Dr. King will join other leaders for prayer vigils at abortion facilities, a press conference at the Family Research Council, and an afternoon Capitol Hill reception at the Cannon House Office Building.

 

Contact: Jerry Horn

Source: Priests for Life