From the Raw Story: As festivities honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were just getting underway in the nation’s capital on Monday morning, the conservative Fox News Channel hosted Alveda King, the civil rights leader’s niece, for a segment that attempted to portray Dr. King as a Republican-leaning anti-abortion activist.
“You know, my uncle said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’” she explained. ”’The negro cannot win if he’s willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety.’ So that led me to say, a woman has a right to choose what she does with her body. The baby is not her body.”
Alveda’s characterization of her late uncle’s activism is not new, nor is it correct. She has for some time now been a crusader for anti-abortion causes, insisting that Dr. King would have accepted that a fertilized embryo as a human endowed with full rights.
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