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Alveda King--An Invitation for Planned Parenthood President: Let’s Talk About Abortion

By Alveda King | June 5, 2015 | 5:21pm EDT
President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund Cecile Richards addresses the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo)

Recently, in a Time article, Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, said that America needs to talk – really talk – about abortion.

Yes, it’s a conversation that's long overdue; over 56.9 million dead babies overdue, a third of them being black babies. But let’s have that talk on a level playing field.

When we talk, let’s put euphemisms aside and let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. Let’s be truthful with the public. Let’s be clear from the onset - we’re talking about ABORTION. Not reproductive rights. Not healthcare or access to healthcare. Not a woman’s right to do what she wants with her body because the baby is not her body.

Many pro-life leaders challenged Cecile Richards to have this conversation several years ago, but we've never received a response.

Now that it’s her idea to “really talk” about abortion we pray that she won’t shy away from really talking about abortion.

Abortion, although legal, is certainly not safe as they would have you think. This is evident by the hundreds of women who have died from abortion with report after report of ambulances being called to abortion "clinics" to transport patients to hospitals after botched abortions. 

Along with physical harm there’s psychological harm done by abortion as evident by the women and men of Silent No More Awareness Campaign; we speak openly of the harm of abortion on our lives.

In the past, any discussion of abortion has been heavily slanted in favor of the pro-abortion lobby. The abortion industry has millions of dollars to funnel into the media machine in order to spread their propaganda. Many of those millions are taxpayer dollars. Mainstream media is often happy to help push the abortion agenda; hiding the truth from the general public.

Like so many other propagandists Ms. Richards says, “Let’s talk about abortion,” but then is nowhere to be found when we say, “Okay, let’s talk.”

Let’s talk about what an abortion procedure is. Let’s talk about why you don’t want parents notified when children want to have an abortion. Let’s talk about the annual over half a billion dollars you receive in tax-payer money from our government. Let’s talk about who you target for abortion. Let’s talk about the many Kermit Gosnell abortionists that are performing abortions in cities all across America.

Let’s REALLY talk about abortion. When and where would you like to meet?

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the founder of King  for America, Inc. and consultant to the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship.

Editor's Note: This piece was originally published by Priests For Life.

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