MLK's Niece: 'Black Lives Matter In The Womb ... But They Don't Want' To Say That

By Michael W. Chapman | August 24, 2016 | 3:32pm EDT

Alveda King.  (FNC screenshot.)

Alveda King, the niece of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., said that a majority of Planned Parenthood "abortion mills" are set "in minority neighborhoods," that abortion is marketed in "predominantly black communities," and that black lives "in the womb" certainly matter but activists do not want to talk about it. 

She added that once when she was ministering in a prison a male inmate said to her, "Well, I was involved in killing my kid, why can't I kill you?"

Alveda King, 65, is a Christian minister, author, and a former member of the Georgia House of Representatives. She regularly speaks on pro-life issues.

During a recent interview on The Jim Bakker Show, co-host Lori Bakker asked, “If black lives matter, then why is it that black women are more than 5 times as likely as a white woman to have an abortion?”

Alveda King said, “Planned Parenthood hates it when this is explained. About 60 to 70% of all Planned Parenthoods are in minority neighborhoods. Abortion is billed and marketed – abortion mills or clinics are in predominantly black communities and we have proven this. Just traveling around the country and they’d say, ‘oh, here’s an abortion mill,’ and it would be on or near a street named after Martin Luther King Jr. I began to see that beginning and then there were various organizations, and so we did the research and Life Research Institute really did confirm that."

"So then you get there [the abortion clinic], and they say, ‘We really want to help you. We want abortion to be safe, legal and rare. But if you get pregnant, we’re going to do this. We want you to be a credit to your race,'" explained King. "And it’s [abortion] not rare. The recourse to this before ’73 was the Negro Project. And the Negro Project was marketed primarily to the black community giving free and low-cost vasectomies and tubal ligations."

“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," said Alveda King. "But Black Lives Matter in the womb, I would think. I think the womb that brings forth the black life should matter. But they don’t want that out there. That’s the thing. And so because black lives absolutely matter, what about the babies in that womb? What about that mama?"

"We have been tricked and fooled and bought into that lie that abortion is health care and it’s helping our communities," said King.  "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."


"So you see all of this, even in prison," she said.  "There happen to be more African-American men in prison, but sometimes we did polls of the women in prison and the men in prison. They both said – you did a poll, ‘How many of you had abortions?’ – and one man looked at me one day, I was ministering, and said, ‘Well, I was involved in killing my kid, why can’t I kill you?’ and I said, ‘Oh. My God, you’re suffering too. You’re hurt.’”

Alveda King is the author of seven books, including How Can the Dream Survive If We Murder the Children?: Abortion Is Not a Civil Right and King Rules: Ten Truths For You, Your Family, and Our Nation to Prosper. 

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