I am reading a book by Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. This passage struck me today:
During the twentieth century the door was opened to invade the wombs of mothers, the stability of the family, the sanctity of marriage, and the sacredness of the human personality. In the name of civil rights, abortion was legalized by the Supreme Court ruling in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case. Since then more than fifty-nine million babies have been legally aborted in the United States. Currently roughly one-third of the babies aborted are African American. Sadly two of those aborted babies are mine. As I reflect on the reality of black genocide that has loomed over the African American community since the days of slavery in this nation, I find that the dream of Martin Luther King Jr. is continually threatened by the abortion of our children and the injury to the wombs and health of their mothers.
Films such as Maafa 21, Blood Money, and others provide evidence of a continuing pattern of genocide and eugenics—an idea that humanity could be improved through selective breeding—all rooted in the triple evils of racism, reproductive genocide, and sexual perversion—a three-headed monster. This pattern must be broken by the power of truth, which is the power of God. It is my prayer that my personal testimony will shed liberating truth on the issue of abortion that tramples the civil rights of our weakest, the children in the wombs of vulnerable mothers.
In a 1967 sermon my uncle ML preached that “man is a child of God, made in His image, and therefore must be respected as such. . . . And when we truly believe in the sacredness of human personality, we won’t exploit people, we won’t trample over people with the iron feet of oppression, we won’t kill anybody.”
In this great country of ours no one should be forced to pray or read any religious documents, and everyone should have the right to decide what to do with his or her own body. I remain amazed that the argument regarding this issue of body rights is often limited to the discussion of abortion in the twenty-first century. Human trafficking, slavery, and other oppressive ills that rob human beings of their body rights also are impacting our global society. For all of them, the bottom line is the same: we are overlooking the sanctity of all human life. Sadly too many are trying to deny the truth of God’s Word, which teaches people about their God-given rights and how to enjoy them in full.
Thank God for the US Constitution. Our Constitution still guarantees freedom of religion and not freedom from religion, but the doctrine of separation of church and state is generally misappropriated and misinterpreted. Nothing in our constitution forbids the free exercise of religion in the public square. Trying to keep God out of government or any part of our existence is like trying to empty the ocean with a sieve. Inherent in our constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is the right to know the serious consequences of deciding to deny religious freedom or to abort our children.
If he were alive today, what would Uncle ML say? He dreamed of having his four children judged by the content of their characters, not just the color of their skin. What would he say if he’d lived to see the contents of thousands of children’s skulls emptied into the bottomless caverns of abortionists’ pits? What would he say about the rivers of blood from the children cut down in gang wars and other dark deeds? It is time for America, perhaps the most blessed nation on earth, to lead the world in repentance and in restoration of life! If only we would carry the freedom of repentance to its fullest potential.
If only America would seek to forgive and be forgiven, to repent and turn away from the sins of our nation. We must allow light and life back into our lives. This way, as God fans the fires of revival, we can see people turn away from death to life.” ~~ King Truths, by Alveda King