The pro-life niece of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t pulling punches in a letter to the Congressional Black Caucus this week.
She accused the group that self-righteously bills itself as “the conscience of the Congress” of selling out its constituents for campaign contributions from the abortion industry.
In the letter, Alveda King, an ordained minister, castigated the black congressional leaders for cowardice in the face of undercover videos showing executives from Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, haggling over the the sale of aborted babies’ body parts.
“CBC, I ask you: Are you so beholden to the abortion lobby that you are totally paralyzed and unable to garner the necessary will to denounce their behavior?” King asked in the letter published by Charisma News.
King also slammed the caucus for failing to demonstrate a sense of common compassion after learning about the depraved actions of the Planned Parenthood executives caught on video.
“If they or anyone else had been exposed for harvesting and selling animal body parts, there would be such an outrage from the left and right. But for some reason it seems to be OK to chop up the unborn babies and harvest their body parts,” King wrote.
Discussing MLK Jr.’s strong pro-life stance, King even touched on her own experiences with abortion.
“As a post-abortive mother, I know firsthand the pain abortion can bring,” she wrote. “There is no agape love in abortion and trafficking baby body parts. They are hateful and violent deeds.”
King rightly points out that abortion is an issue that claims too many black lives for the CBC to ignore.
In New York City, for example, more black babies were aborted in 2013 than were born, according to the city’s department of health.
And yet, as King points out in her letter, the Black Caucus remains silent on the issue while its members continue to receive strong financial support from the abortion industry.
“CBC, you cannot serve both God and money. You cannot serve both Planned Parenthood and your constituents. By serving Planned Parenthood, you are not only hating the other or despising the other, but your position is helping to kill our people,” she wrote.
Noting the destruction abortion creates in the black community, and the predatory history of Planned Parenthood’s involvement in minority communities, King called upon members of the black caucus to distance themselves from the abortion lobby by calling for a full investigation into the revelations of the undercover tapes.
“CBC, it’s not too late to put your constituents first, where they belong. Get involved—no, take the lead—in the investigations of Planned Parenthood. Take the lead in calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. It’s time to stand up for truth.”
King’s letter highlighting the liberal hypocrisy of the Black Caucus was certainly powerful, but it’s also likely to fall on deaf ears.
After all, to the liberal black caucus, “black lives” only really matter when it’s politically convenient.