Commentary

Alveda King: Pray for Justice, Truth and Life

By Alveda King | April 7, 2022 | 1:03pm EDT
(Photo by L. Willinger/FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)
(Photo by L. Willinger/FPG/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

Today, I encourage the bold and the brave to wake up and use the voices God has given us to bring attention to injustices unfolding before our very eyes. Right now in America, there is an understandable controversy surrounding the appointment of a new Supreme Court Justice. The “chosen” candidate — poised to take the seat — is pro-abortion and to date, has failed to define the state of womanhood.

Added to this dilemma, in early April, America was horrified to see a report on the mutilated bodies of unborn babies -- macabre trophies, some of which were fully formed and possibly killed after birth — which were being stored in a Washington, D.C. apartment.

As if this is not enough to curl our toes, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis also just signed into law one of the most radical pro-abortion bills in the history of our country. The bill, which is deceptively titled the “Reproductive Health Equity Act,” actually declares that unborn babies in the womb have no human rights whatsoever and instead enshrines a “fundamental right” to abortion in state law, all the way up to the point of birth. As if nobody understands abortion is not health care. Abortion is death care.

All three situations are stark reminders to Americans everywhere of the abortion industry’s extreme radicalism. Their demands have grown more and more outrageous as time goes on, even to the point of defending the most sickening of discoveries in the name of “women’s rights.” Unfortunately, their pro-abortion extremism shows no signs of stopping, and there is no depravity that they will not defend.

This bill, appointment of pro-abortion justices, and the dishonored and often dismembered bodies of babies are vile injustices and abortion remains one of the greatest stains on America’s soul.

As science continues to accumulate in support of the pro-life cause, we also remember the truths that were written long before the invention of the microscope or the ultra-scan machine: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; before you were born I set you apart,” says the Lord.

As God’s voice in the earth today, we are called to use our resources to protect the least among us. One stroke of Gov. Polis’ pen has sealed the fate of thousands — even hundreds of thousands — of unborn lives, all one blood one human race, all of whom are unique individuals formed by our Creator in God’s own image and likeness.

However, all is not lost. We are winning this fight, and there is light at the end of the tunnel.

Pregnancy resource centers are trumping abortion mills. In Oklahoma, an abortion ban has passed both chambers of the state legislature and is headed to Gov. Stitt’s desk for his signature. In Mississippi, the Dobbs case is gaining momentum. And in Texas, Florida, and around the nation, heartbeat bills are mounting.

Today, we have an urgent duty to stand for stand for truth and stand for life. Let us pray for courage and wisdom in our leaders in the days ahead and continue to hold our heads up high and fight for what is urgently fundamental: the right to life.

My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., once famously remarked that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” His words echoed throughout the country when he spoke, and they shaped the course of American history. His message remains true to this day. Let us stand up, pray up, and speak for life, from the womb to the tomb.

Thank you, and God bless.

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the founder of King for America, Inc. and serves on Priests for Life's pastoral team.

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