MLK and Roe v. Wade

JANUARY 22, 2013

The movie 300 opens with a chilling scene. A baby boy is examined to see if he will one day be a great warrior for Sparta. If he is not, he will be tossed off of a cliff and left for dead.

2013 is a year in which we celebrate a great American peacemaker the day before the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I cannot help but notice the disconnect there. Our nation is celebrating an end to segregation and equal rights for all, yet we still brutally murder innocent babies just for not being wanted, a tragedy far worse than discarding a baby boy for not appearing to be fit for battle later in life. We know nothing about the innocents we allow to be slaughtered daily. We may have lost our only hope for a cure for cancer because we aborted the one life that could have ended it. What great works of art will we never see? What songs will never be sung?

Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for the equal rights for all, but our country does not even recognize the right to live. In the battle to end the horror of Abortion, those like myself are proud to have as an ally Alveda King, MLK’s niece. She rightly makes the comparrison between the battle her uncle faced in his day, and the one we have been fighting since January 22, 1973.

Abortion and racism are both symptoms of a fundamental human error. The error is thinking that when someone stands in the way of our wants, we can justify getting that person out of our lives. Abortion and racism stem from the same poisonous root, selfishness. 

 She even points out that her race in particular suffers from this evil.

Abortion and racism are evil twins, born of the same lie. Where racism now hides its face in public, abortion is accomplishing the goals of which racism only once dreamed. Together, abortionists are destroying humanity at large and the black community in particular. 

Equality is more than just skin color; it is about the dignity of every human being.

People need jobs, people need happy and successful lives; there should be marriage between one man and one woman, there should the value of person from conception until natural death. 

On this anniversary of such a monumental failure by our legal system, I can think of no better words to end this post than these:

I have a dream that America will pray and God will forgive us our sins. 

***All quotes in this post are from Alveda King and were found on brainyquote.com***