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“I have a dream,” said Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in his famous 1963 speech. He lamented then that blacks were targeted with hated and violence because of their skin color.

Like Dr. King, whose life and legacy we celebrated recently, I loathe hatred and violence. Like him, I have a dream. Mine is “that my four children will one day live in a nation where [children] will be not be judged by the color of their skin” or by the location of their bodies.

Abortion advocates justify killing unborn babies due to the location of their bodies inside the bodies of their mothers. Abortion epitomizes the hatred and violence which Dr. King rightly condemned.

In addition, I lament that abortion disproportionately kills black unborn babies. According to the CDC, in 2019, 38.4% of all abortions reported in the US killed black babies.

However, blacks accounted for only 13.4% of the US population. In other words, black babies were three times more likely than non-black babies to be victims of the hatred and violence of abortion.

Less quoted is Dr. King’s reminder during his speech that the Declaration of Independence promises “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” to all Americans. Like slavery, abortion denies those basic rights.

Dr. King argued that people should be judged by the content of their character. I would add that unborn babies should be judged by the content of their DNA, which is distinct and 100% human from the moment of conception and therefore deserves protection.

By that standard, abortion is always wrong.

Dr. King would agree and did oppose abortion.

Like slavery, abortion is an abomination that must be abolished. Please pray and fight to end the nightmare of abortion, in order to help Dr. King’s dream come true.

  • Bonnie Reinders
    Sioux Center


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