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Martin Luther King Jr and the Sanctity of LifePosted Friday, January 14, 2011, at 4:47 PM
As most of us are well aware, Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday is this coming Monday the 17th. The anniversary of the infamous Roe v Wade decision is on Saturday, the 22nd.
On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decided that a woman has a constitutional right to end the life of her unborn child. The " Equal Protection Clause" of the Fourteenth Amendment was interpreted to mean a woman has "reproductive rights". Since that infamous decision,more than 50 million unborn babies have been aborted (killed).
On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed the bill into law making King's birthday a federal holiday. It was first observed in 1986. Regardless of how we may disagree with King's ideology, we honor his dream and non violent promotion of equality of human rights.
While Martin Luther King Jr cannot be considered as pro-life (he supported Planned Parenthood, ironically), his niece, Alveda King is. So, now let's look at the connection between abortion and civli rights.
In our Declaration of Independence, the sanctity of human life is tied to civil rights. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Our Bill of Rights in the Constitution also defends the Right to life. "No person... shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." (5th Amendment). If life begins at conception, and if the signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights believed the unborn in the mother's womb was a life, then abortion deprives the unborn baby of the God given Right to Life.
The following websites show that more black unborn babies are aborted than white ones. In fact, the disproportionment is astounding.
Worse yet, Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood was an avowed racist.
As we recognise the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr, let's also recognise the horror of abortion and its impact on America. As former President Ronald Reagan said, "We cannot survive as a free nation when some men decide that others are not fit to live and should be abandoned to abortion or infanticide."
There is a prolife organization called Personhood. Here is the website
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My wife Susan (Sue) and I have lived in Soddard County since September of '96. We both graduated from Bible Missionary Institute, our denomination's small four year Bible college in Rock Island, Illinois. I was born and raised in Pomona, California while my wife was raised in Monmouth, Illinois. I am an ordained minister in the Bible Missionary Church. We attend and are members of the Dexter Bible Missionary Church. I've been employed by Tyson Foods for 14 years. My wife is a CNA. I've always been conservative in my political views and have always been active in politics and the Pro-Life movement. My politics have not always been Republican. From 2003-2009 I was vice-chairman of the Prohibition National Committee, the steering arm of the Prohibition Party. In '09, I joined the Constitution Party of Missouri. But, I've been attending the GOP rallys and club meetings since last year and have been campaigning for certain Republican candidates since we moved to this area. I'm on the SEMO Life Chain Committee.