Alveda King: 'You cannot kill poverty by killing people'

Monday, June 21, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

pregnant African-American womanA national evangelist and pro-life leader says a bill currently before Congress is a civil rights violation and a danger to women.

Dr. Alveda King, director of Civil Rights for the Unborn at Priests for Life, says the "Women's Health Protection Act" (H.R. 3755) has nothing to do with health and everything to do with abortion. If it is passed, then the measure will negate all state laws that restrict abortion and force abortion on the entire nation, even if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade.

"It would violate the civil rights of the babies in the womb," King asserts. "It would take away hard-earned protection of women making decisions at a time when they are pregnant, when they need love and help and support. It would take away that support to help them choose good health and life for themselves and their babies."

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One argument for the bill is that abortion would help African-Americans out of poverty. But Dr. King, who has had two abortions herself, disagrees with that.

"Abortion did not help me personally," she shares. "It did not help my African-American community. It did not help the community of one blood, human beings who live in America; it did not help us. You cannot kill poverty by killing people."

While poverty for African-Americans is at its lowest level ever in America, more black women have abortions than any other people group.

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