Monday, July 26, 2010

Civil Rights Movement for Unborn

Dr. Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr., organized the Pro-Life Freedom Ride with the national director of Priests for Life, Father Frank Pavone.

-- From "Abortion Protesters Hold Pro-Life Freedom Ride" by Kim Carapucci, WIAT-TV (Birmingham, AL) 7/24/10

Pro-life supporters held an anti-abortion rally in Birmingham on Saturday, calling for justice for the unborn. Hundreds convened at the Planned Parenthood on 27th Place South for the first-ever Pro-Life Freedom Ride. The Ride was the first convoy of its kind, carrying people from Birmingham to Atlanta to speak out against abortion.

Protesters say abortion is not a women’s issue or a religious issue. They say abortion is “a violation of civil rights of more than one million people every year.”

That is why they’re resurrecting the Freedom Rides from the 1960s, hoping to send a message: the unborn are denied inalienable rights.

Their hope is to eventually end abortion, if not through protest, then through prayer.

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From "Freedom Ride Tactics to Protest Abortion" by Elizabeth Prann, 7/24/10

This event is a first of its kind. It borrows tactics from the civil rights movement to bring attention to what many say is a woman’s right to choose.

“We’re trying to do a couple different things,” said spokesperson Leslie Palma. “Abortion is this generation’s greatest violation of civil rights. We also are trying to get African-Americans on board a civil rights movement.”

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