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King's niece speaks out on abortion
Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece speaks against abortion

Date published: 9/28/2011

BY ROBYN SIDERSKY

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s niece Alveda King spoke against abortion yesterday at Calvary Christian Church in Fredericksburg.

King was brought in by the No Excuse Political Action Committee and Terry Beatley, the group's president.

King is the pastoral associate of African-American outreach for the Roman Catholic pro-life group Priests for Life.

She spoke about her six living children, miscarriages and two abortions. She talked about how she was once "barren and broken" but now she is "blessed."

She spoke about a column her famous uncle wrote for Ebony magazine in the 1950s and said he did not support abortion.

Beatley also talked about Sen. Edd Houck, a Spotsylvania Democrat, and his voting record. She criticized the Senate Health and Education Committee, of which Houck is chairman.

She encouraged audience members to vote against him in his upcoming re-election campaign.

Craig Bieber, Houck's campaign manager, said: "Clearly there's a lot of stuff they are throwing at Sen. Houck digging up 20-year-old votes and distorting them. It's really unfortunate that [Houck's opponent] Bryce Reeves has chosen to hide behind this partisan political action committee and let them do his dirty work."

No Excuse advocates for the pro-life movement and Christian values in politics.

Robyn Sidersky 540/374-5413
Email: rsidersky@freelancestar.com