July 5, 2022

Alveda King on Roe overturn: Praise God, but ‘the work’s not over’

Dr Alveda King

Alveda King on Roe overturn: Praise God, but ‘the work’s not over’

Pro-life leader urges Christians to 'keep on our (spiritual) warfare equipment'

Dr. Alveda King

Alveda King, a niece of Martin Luther King Jr., has been a prominent leader in the pro-life movement for decades, arguing the new civil rights movement is for the right to life of the unborn.

She spoke with WND in a video interview Friday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that ruled women have a constitutional right to abortion.

King thanked God for the court’s decision Friday in Dobbs v. Mississippi as an affirmation of a 50-year struggle to persuade the nation that life in the womb is sacred.

But “the work’s not over,” she said.

“We keep on our warfare equipment,” said King, referencing the “spiritual warfare” in the apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians.

“We’ve got to support the pregnancy care centers,” King said, and elect officials who believe in the sanctity of life.

“And in the church, we’re going to have to help with safe adoption, safe foster care, because the foster care system is a real dangerous place for kids sometimes now,” she told WND.

“All of that has to be addressed and repaired, and it’s up to us to do it.”

President Biden – who after the ruling Friday urged voters to elect people this fall who will make a right to abortion the law of the land – has argued that a majority of Americans are opposed to banning abortion.

But King said Biden “is in for a big surprise” if he thinks he can rally America around the issue.

“We have not been asking the right questions on the polls,” she said. “For example, we could ask of America, do you believe that a living being should have a right to live? Do you believe that it is OK to kill a living person?”

King is the founder of Speak for Life and chairman of the Center for the American Dream at America First Policy Institute.

She recalled that after becoming a born-again Christian in 1983, she “repented” of her abortions and “became a voice for life.”

Her grandfather, she said, saved her from being aborted herself in 1950 through a dream he had of her before she was born.

King described the dream as a “prophetic ultrasound.”


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Dr. Alveda King
Dr. Alveda C. King is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A. D. King and the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a Christian Evangelist. Author of the best seller KING RULES and WE’RE NOT COLORBLIND, she is also founder of Speak for Life, Chairman of the Center for The American Dream -AFPI, and currently serves as a Fox News Channel contributor and is the host of “Alveda King’s House” on Fox Nation, and NEWSMAX opinion contributor; a member of Optimist International; former college professor; and a film and music veteran. Alveda is also a former Georgia State Legislator, college professor, a twice assigned Presidental appointee, and a 2021 recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award.