Alveda King on Let Freedom Ring for Everyone

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As we celebrate Independence Day this year, I can’t help believing that if we can finally see ourselves as the one blood hu(e)man race, many of our problems including abortion, racism, which lives matter, critical race theory, systemic racism, and all human injustices will be resolved.


“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.” —Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776

Here in the 21st century, we the governed need to speak up to the government we entrusted with its power. We need to let them know that babies in the womb are among those “men” who were created equal, and that to kill them in the womb is to deny them their inalienable right to life.

Obviously not all men and women were equal in America when Thomas Jefferson penned those words that were adopted by the Second Continental Congress on July 4, 1776. Blacks were still being held as slaves; Jefferson himself owned slaves. Native Americans would spend the next 100 years being dispossessed of their land. Women couldn’t vote and had virtually no rights independent of their fathers and husbands.

Even years later, when Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, the job was not complete. More progress was accomplished months later on Juneteenth, June 19, 1865.

Anyone who doubts that we’ve come a long way is just plain wrong. In America, one class of individuals is no better off than in 1776 and 1865. The unborn. They are the one group deprived of their birthright and their birthday. Among those tiny, innocent victims, Back babies are the worst off.

Some know that abortion disproportionately impacts the Black community. According to the federal Centers for Disease Control’s Abortion Surveillance Report for 2018—the most recent available—335 Black babies were killed by abortion for every 1,000 who were born. By comparison, the numbers for white women, “other” women and Latinas were 110, 213 and 158, respectively.

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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