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Civil Rights for the Unborn


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Dec. 15, 2020 - 4:57 PM

Civil Rights for the Unborn

Gage Skidmore

Evangelist Alveda King is the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life.

When a group of national and local pro-life leaders, including myself, arrived at the door of Democratic Senate candidate Raphael Warnock’s campaign headquarters on Edgewood Avenue on Dec. 3, we intended to deliver messages that drew from Bible teachings on the sanctity of all human life.

Campaign staffers promptly locked the doors, refusing to meet with us.

Our peaceful protest march began and ended at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where Warnock has pastored for 15 years and where my grandfather, Martin Luther King Sr.; father, Rev. A.D. King, and uncle, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., pastored and preached during the civil rights movement.

But Warnock’s church is not the church – literally or figuratively - that figures so prominently in the King family legacy. My family preached from historic Ebenezer Baptist, an altar of God based upon 1 Samuel 7:12.

“Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen, and called its name Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far the LORD has helped us.”” – 1 Samuel 7:12 NKJV

Warnock’s pulpit is at Ebenezer’s Horizons Chapel opened in 1999. It’s located just across the street but it couldn’t be farther away from the church I knew. Warnock’s pulpit is an altar of Baal, dedicated to child sacrifice.

“And you shall not let any of your descendants pass through the fire to Molech, nor shall you profane the name of your God: I am the LORD.” – Leviticus 18:21 NKJV

Warnock believes “unequivocally” in a mother’s right to end the life of her own child. I wonder if he understands the toll abortion has taken on the Black community: Babies of Black mothers are three times more likely to be aborted than White babies, resulting in 20 million Black children having been legally killed in America since 1973. It is without a doubt the most significant civil rights issue of our time.

I hope Warnock also knows that most of the women who have died in recent years from “safe and legal” abortion have been women of color.

Warnock often spews the nonsensical, all-too-common refrain that abortion is between a woman and her doctor. But I wonder if he knows the vast majority of abortions are performed in freestanding abortion businesses where doctors are only seen during the procedure itself. These are not doctors who know their patients and their medical history, and have their best interests at heart; these are abortionists who put profit over patients and only see women for the length of time it takes, quite literally, to suck the life out of them.

The other Democratic candidate running for the second U.S. Senate seat is pro-abortion Jon Ossoff, whose claim to fame prior to this campaign is having lost an expensive, Planned Parenthood-backed election to the U.S. House. His backers in his Senate race are NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and Planned Parenthood Southeast Associates, so not much has changed this time out.

Even though both candidates’ support for abortion is well documented, I still would like to hear them answer the question as to whether they support:

  • Forcing taxpayers to foot the bill for abortion
  • Saving babies who survive abortion and are born alive
  • Enacting a federal law that would repeal the most reasonable regulations on abortion, such as parental involvement and clinic regulations.

The softball questions gently tossed by the media to these candidates of choice never get to the real heart of the matter. That’s where I want to go.

Joe Biden (and the Democrat platform) plan to get rid of the Hyde Amendment, which protects taxpayers from having to foot the bill for abortion in most cases. Are Warnock and Ossoff OK with forcing their constituents to pay for abortion even if they object on religious, moral or humanitarian grounds to the taking of innocent human life? This is something voters need to know because even many pro-choice people don’t want this blood on their hands.

Democrats in Congress have repeatedly refused to even consider the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which would assure that babies born alive after a failed abortion receive appropriate medical care. I would like to know if Warnock and Ossoff, if elected, would favor such a bill. This is not an abortion bill; this is about babies outside the mother’s womb. Certainly a Christian pastor like Warnock would cross the partisan divide at least this far?

Finally, I would like to know what each candidate thinks of the Women’s Health Protection Act, a radical bill introduced in the 116th Congress and sure to rear its ugly head again in the Democrat-led House of the 117th Congress. If enacted, this bill would negate every law in all 50 states aimed at protecting the unborn, safeguarding their mothers, ensuring parental rights and allowing healthcare workers to exercise their conscience rights.

Every voter in Georgia deserves to know where Warnock and Ossoff stand on these issues of vital importance to women, the Black community and the precious unborn.

I’m the one asking the questions, but we all need to know the answers.

Evangelist Alveda King is the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn for Priests for Life.