Monday, July 9, 2007

Where is Black Leadership on Abortion? Right Here! [Jay]

Dr. Alveda King, the niece of the late Martin Luther King Jr., is spearheading an effort to move the NAACP toward a pro-life position. I had previously addressed the disproportionate impact that abortion had on the black community in our country and wondered why more leaders, both spiritual and political did not champion this issue. Dr. King is doing something and needs to be supported. A quote from the article:

"The NAACP has always been about justice," said Dr. Alveda King, pastoral associate of Priests for Life, the nation’s largest Catholic pro-life organization. "Today, there is no greater injustice facing black people than abortion.”

And also:

“[T]he national leadership of the NAACP needs to address what abortion has done to the African American community and our nation as a whole,” stated King, “even if it means making some people in high positions uncomfortable."

The article names others involved in this push within the NAACP. There are people out there in every circle pushing the issue daily. This is encouraging and I joyfully post good news when it crosses my path.

2 comments:

  1. Well you go, Dr. King! Thanks for posting this, Jay. I had all but given up on the black leadership. Nice to know I was wrong. Lori

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  2. Not all wrong, Lori. The response from the NAACP was to ignore the motion. I mean IGNORE, as in act like it did not exist. According to King and some of the others, this is a violation of the NAACP rules of conduct, but it is also not the first time. It is helpful that Dr. King is forcing them to ackowledge that they are effectively a pro-abortion organizaion.

    Jay

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