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Friday, January 23, 2009

Niece of Martin Luther King to Speak at Pro-life Rally at White House on Friday

Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will deliver the keynote address at a rally in front of the White House Friday.  The rally will honor the 1,400 African American children aborted every day in the United States.
“Over 45 years ago, my Uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., wrote from a Birmingham jail cell that ‘injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’” said Dr. King.  “Today, there is no greater injustice than that suffered by the 4,000 babies, 1,400 of them black, who die on any given day at the hands of abortionists.  Friday, we will stand witness in front of the White House and testify to President Obama that while he is living his dreams, those babies will be dying horrible deaths because of the policies he supports.”
The 12:00 PM rally this Friday is a part of the Birmingham Letter Project, a four-day program that, like Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous letter, challenges Christians to leave their comfort zones and confront injustice.
“I see the pride on African American faces everywhere, pride in the tremendous breakthrough President Obama represents,” added Dr. King.  “But I also can close my eyes and see the millions upon millions of young black, white, red, and yellow faces who never had the chance to live, overcome, or witness history.  Friday, we will challenge President Obama to see those faces as well.”

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Publish Date: January 22, 2009
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