- The Washington Times
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., argued Saturday that what President Obama failed to mention during his Selma speech is that more than 55 million people have been denied their right to vote because of abortion.

“I listened very intently to the president and to Congressman [John] Lewis,” Ms. King said during a Fox News appearance, CNS News reported. “I could almost see my father there on that Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday, with Congressman Lewis and so many others — Hosea Williams, James Orange — and my heart is deeply touched.”

Ms. King said that while she’s “so delighted” everyone has the right to vote, a large class of people will forever go unrepresented.

“This is America, and I urge everyone to get out and vote. However, what the president did not say, there is a whole group of people — over 55 million — who have been denied the right to vote because they’ve been denied the right to live,” said Ms. King, who underwent two abortions of her own in the early 1970s.

“Fifty-five million babies have legally lost their lives by abortion and denied the right to vote, and yet the largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, is getting $2 million from our tax dollars every day,” she said, CNS reported.

“However, I believe that it’s very important for the young people to know,” she said. “And I’m not going to play the race card, I’m going to play the ‘In God We Trust’ card. I’m going to play the ‘One Nation under God’ card and say young people, you have a right to life. You have a right to liberty. You have a right to the pursuit of happiness. The doors of opportunities are open. We must vote to ensure that every American — born or unborn — can come through those doors.”

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