By Tom Quiner

On this Martin Luther King Day, pro-lifers speculate on whether Reverend King was pro-life or not. The Martin Luther King quote below is worthy of contemplation:

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”

Think about the quote in the context of human abortion and paraphrase:

‘I cannot be what I ought to be if I abort you.”

Planned Parenthood embraces King as a supporter of abortion rights. Last year, they tweeted:

“We honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life & legacy as the fight for racial justice, economic equity, & reproductive freedom are undeniably intertwined. This fight is one we cannot do alone, & we are proud to stand w/ our partners who are on the frontlines of this fight.”

Alveda King lashes back

Reverend King’s niece, Alveda King, lashed back, characterizing the Tweet as “inhuman” and “inhumane:”

“To dishonor a prophet by raising a political banner which supports killing innocent babies on MLK’s birthday is so inhuman. To dishonor a prophet by raising a political banner on his birthday is so inhumane.”

Reverend King observed:

“We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.”

That’s why Iowans for LIFE makes another pilgrimage to the March for LIFE in Washington DC this week. We are part of a movement that demands freedom for the oppressed in the womb who have no voice. Planned Parenthood and their Big Abortion cronies and politicians will not voluntarily give back the freedom they have usurped from the vulnerable.

IFL will pray for the vulnerable at the March for Life this Friday

Iowans for LIFE will pray at the footsteps of the Supreme Court this Friday with Martin Luther King’s words in mind. ‘Each abortion affects us all indirectly.’ Reverend King may not have explicitly stated a pro-life position, but he came close with his observation on how African-Americans will ultimately lose their demands for freedom:

“The Negro cannot win if he is willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

That sounds pretty pro-life, don’t you think?

[Tom Quiner is president of Iowans for LIFE’s board of directors.]

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