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Alveda King: This Planned Parenthood Scandal Gives Grave Robbing a New Meaning

Alveda King
By Alveda King | August 12, 2015 | 11:35 AM EDT

Unborn baby. (AP Photo)

StemExpress and Planned Parenthood, both recently featured in Center for Medical Progress videos, are taking grave robbing to a whole new level according to Richard Esposito, the publisher of the Placerville Mountain Democrat. He writes that "grave-robbing has become acceptable in the name of science and those engaged in the business can make a good buck."

So for some, the work of baby body part harvesters is akin to grave robbing, a practice that involves bodies being dug up after burial in order to harvest their body parts for research.

In the case of aborted babies though, most of the bodies don’t even get buried before someone is lining up to claim their body parts. In many cases the dignity of a human person's life has been so devalued by acts such as abortion that the defenseless preborn babies are not even recognized as humans but as commodities to be chopped up and sold to the highest bidder.

As a post abortive mother, I still shudder to wonder what happened to my aborted and miscarried babies; little people. When I attended a Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for healing after my two abortions and miscarriage I named and memorialized the babies. This forgiveness and healing process, available to everyone, helps to restore dignity to those lost and harmed by abortions. 

Thank God for Priests for Life, and all pro-life warriors who respect human life and work to restore the dignity that has been taken away from millions of aborted babies and their parents, because Baby, Mother and Daddy suffer in the process. 

Many aborted babies never receive names, proper burials or graves. But Priests for Life is working to change this indignity. 

At a  naming ceremony on June 2013, despite the medical examiner’s refusal to release the babies for proper burial, the baby victims of Dr. Gosnell, the doctor convicted on three counts of first degree murder for “snipping” the spinal cords of babies he delivered alive, were given names and memorialized. 

Fr. Frank has also presided at a number of funerals for aborted babies. Also, on September 12 of each year there is a National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children where memorials are conducted at sites all over America in tribute to the humanity of the aborted children. 

All too often society would look away from the truth that babies are being aborted by the millions. Yet we must not forget that these babies are human beings created by God; little human persons deserving of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is the founder of King for America, Inc., consultant to the Africa Humanitarian Christian Fellowship and Pastoral Associate and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.


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