Pro-life leader Dr. Alveda King, the niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., contends that the "population control" proposal promoted last week by Sen. Bernie Sanders singles out "black and brown" Americans, along with preborn children, the infirm and the elderly.
CNN hosted a town hall Wednesday dedicated to climate change, showcasing Democratic presidential candidates touting their platforms to "save the Earth" from manmade pollutants allegedly warming the atmosphere to uninhabitable conditions.
At one point during the seven-hour discourse – which many on the left insisted didn't allot enough time for what they consider the biggest issue of the 2020 presidential election – Sanders embraced the premise that Earth's population growth is "unsustainable" and requires government mandates to curb procreation. A question from a member of the town hall crowd led Sanders into his discourse propagating abortion:
Audience member: "Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years – the planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it's crucial to face – empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature of a plan to address climate catastrophe?"
The presidential hopeful was quick to reply:
Sanders: "The answer is yes, and the answer has everything to do with the fact that women in the United States of America – by the way – have a right to control their own bodies and make reproductive decisions. And the Mexico City agreement – which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control – to me is totally absurd.
"So, I think [America funding abortion globally] – especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have – is something I very, very strongly support."
Sanders' reasoning was shot down by Fox News conservative commentator Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie:
Christie: "The Democratic Party platform calls for repealing the Helms Amendment so that U.S. taxpayers can richly fund abortions abroad. Never mind that this is nothing less than an exercise in ideological imperialism. Developing countries have abortion laws that reflect the values and traditions of their people and have no love for economic aid packages that come wrapped in Western social ideologies."
Ideas once concealed are now 'in your face'
Dr. Alveda King, the director of Priests for Life's Civil Rights for the Unborn Project, was interviewed Friday night by SiriusXM's Breitbart News Tonight's special guest host, Rick Manning. Manning commented on the fact that both CNN host Anderson Cooper and his audience showed no aversion to Sanders' shocking "population control" agenda as a government imperative that he would enforce under his administration.
"The thing that shocked me is that Bernie Sanders can say what he said and essentially justify not just abortion, but essentially homicide – killing people, eliminating excess population," Manning remarked. "And he could say that, and people didn't boo him overwhelmingly and say, 'No, you don't get to do that.'"
King corroborated Manning's synopsis. "They didn't blink," King observed after witnessing no reaction to Sanders' proposed "population control" agenda from CNN's audience.
Manning lamented the current state of politics on the left. "They accepted it out of hand, and it shows you the sickness that exists," he commented.
King reflected on the irony – that population-control advocates could be sealing their own doom. "Do they even know who's going to be chosen to be eliminated under such a plan?" she posed. "It might be them. They don't think. Oh, my God."
The pro-life activist went on to note that such ambitions as voiced by Sanders that were previously concealed are now "in your face."
"What makes him so bold that now he wants to put it out there for everybody to hear? That's what I don't understand," King commented. "They kill babies in the womb, and that's going to be the sick and the elderly, as well. You have to know that."
She then stressed how "black and brown" people will be targeted by "population control" measures that abortion advocates justify as being a necessary strategy to reduce poverty.
"It reminds you of what [Planned Parenthood founder] Margaret Sanger said: 'Colored people are like weeds that need to be exterminated. We don't want that word to get out, so let's get some of their ministers on our side, and they can keep the more rebellious ones – in other words, the ones who can think – in line,'" King pointed out.
"So, this is not new – it's been happening for decades and decades, but right now, it's really in our faces, [and] it's racist," King added.
The pro-life activist noted another key facet of Democrats' "population control" that was highlighted during the CNN event: sterilization.
"Their killing centers are on or near streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr.," King said about Planned Parenthood's abortion facilities. "They're in the African-American communities saying, 'Oh, we're helping the underserved.'"
The Christian leader questioned that reasoning. "… You're helping by killing the underserved?" King posed. "How is killing somebody going to serve them? Frank Pavone of Priests for Life said, 'You've got to know the difference between serving the public and killing the public.'"
She concluded by lining up the anticipated prioritization of termination.
"Babies, sick and old people – in that order," King listed off before recounting abortion activists' rationale. "If somebody's sick, we have too many people, anyway. Don't really try to treat him – just let him die comfortably. Euthanize him. Somebody's old? Well, put them on the lower end of the healthcare providers. Babies in the womb? Well, we don't know when they're human."
Earlier in the interview, King said Sanders' ambitious $16-billion climate change proposal eerily reminded her of a popular 1973 dystopian science fiction film (Soylent Green) where euthanizing the elderly and processing their remains into food was the solution to ending overpopulation and poverty.