ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2008
Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said today that the first change President-elect Obama should pursue is to alter his attitude toward the unborn.
“President-elect Obama has become synonymous with ‘change,’ yet the most positive new direction he could seek would be to find room in his heart for the unborn,” said Dr. King. “He has promised to take actions that will only increase the number of babies killed by abortion. He has stolen the hope that millions of babies might have their very existences recognized, much less protected. If Mr. Obama wants to bring change that we can believe in, he needs to begin by changing his view that not all Americans have a right to exist.”
“If the President-elect is successful in his advocacy of the so-called Freedom of Choice Act, he will bring a change that virtually no one but abortion profiteers wants,” added Dr. King. “Not only will this legislation make abortion completely unrestricted everywhere in the country, it will require that we all pay for destroying babies with our tax dollars. FOCA would be a change that crushes the hope of life. If Mr. Obama wants to bring us together, he needs to change his agenda toward our most helpless and voiceless brothers and sisters.”
Priests for Life is the nation’s largest Catholic pro- life organization dedicated to ending abortion and euthanasia. For more information, visit www.priestsforlife.org