Dr. Alveda King: Abortion Has Killed 55 Million Potential Voters

By Penny Starr | March 9, 2015 | 1:06 PM EDT

Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.(CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – The niece of slain civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., told Fox News on Saturday that when President Barack Obama spoke about the right to vote in his speech in Selma, Ala., earlier that day, he failed to mention that because of abortion, some 55 million people have been denied that right.

“What the president did not say, there is a whole group of people – over 55 million – who have been denied the right to vote, because they’ve been denied the right to live,” Dr. Alveda King said.

Calling Obama’s speech “eloquent,” Fox host Gregg Jarrett asked King if she agreed with the president’s assessment that the prejudice and discrimination against blacks experienced 50 years ago when the iconic march to Selma took place is not the same today.

“I listened very intently to the president and to Congressman [John] Lewis [D-Ga.],” King said. “I could almost see my father there, on that Edmund Pettus Bridge, on Bloody Sunday, with Congressman Lewis and so many others: Hosea Williams, James Orange, and my heart is deeply touched.

“I also heard what the president did not say,” she said. “Of course, many things have changed, and we can admit that, and we’re glad that some things have changed.

“I’m so delighted that we can all vote,” King said. “This is America, and I urge everyone to get out and vote. However, what the president did not say, there is a whole group of people – over 55 million – who have been denied the right to vote because they’ve been denied the right to live.

“What has changed in the last 50 years?” she said. “Fifty-five million babies have legally lost their lives by abortion and denied the right to vote, and yet the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood is getting $2 million from our tax dollars every day. That’s one thing that has changed.

“However, I believe that it’s very important for the young people to know, and I’m not going to play the race card. I’m going to play the ‘In God We Trust’ card. I’m going to play the ‘One Nation under God’ card and say, ‘Young people you have a right to life. You have a right to liberty. You have a right to the pursuit of happiness,” King said.

“The doors of opportunities are open,” King said. “We must vote to ensure that every American – born or unborn – can come through those doors.”


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