Monday, January 14, 2008

Dr. Alveda King to Address 'Let Them Live Rally' at State Capitol Today

Contact:  Jerry Horn, Priests for Life, 540-220-0095


ATLANTA, Jan. 14 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life, will speak today in support of Georgia's Human Life Amendment at the "Let Them Live Rally" to be held at the State Capitol.   She issued the following statement in advance of the rally.


My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said that "life's most urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"  I implore our Georgia legislature to do what is right for others.  


For too long in our state's history, our officials looked the other way when those who had no voice were denied their rights.  Black people were killed just because of who they were.


Today, there are still those who have no voice.  They're killed not with guns or nooses, but medical instruments.  These voiceless people are terminated not by men wearing sheets, but by those wearing doctors' coats.  What's different today from the days of lynching is that the people wearing doctors' coats are now far more successful at eliminating the Black population than the Klan ever dreamed.  Roughly 15 million Black children have been aborted since 1973, more than one-third of the current African-American population.  Our legislators once turned their heads when Black people hung from trees.   Today they turn their heads as our babies of all races are torn limb from limb.  But no more!


This year, this month, this day, the Georgia legislature has the opportunity to do what is right for the most helpless and oppressed among us, our unborn children.   Today, each and every one of us has the opportunity to do for others by encouraging our representatives to pass the Human Life Amendment. 


To those who have supported abortion either publicly, in secret, or by just turning your heads and saying nothing, I say today is your chance to think of others; to do for others who cry out for mercy and justice.  To those who fret that this might not be the time to pass the Human Life Amendment, I again quote my Uncle Martin, "The time is always right to do what is right."


Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit