The niece of Martin Luther King said Wednesday she is hopeful the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Roe v. Wade in favor of once again allowing states to decide whether they want to allow abortion and to what extent, the same way states went on to approve a holiday that honors her late civil rights icon uncle.
Alveda King spoke to Just the News’ John Solomon after the high court heard arguments in a case surrounding a Mississippi law passed in 2018 that bars abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The law was immediately challenged and subsequently blocked by federal courts and has never been enforced.
In her interview, King said it appeared to her as though a majority of justices are preparing to revise the 1973 Roe ruling.
“Well, you know, Roe v. Wade is really bad law,” King told Solomon. “There’s so many holes in what was decided in 1973 that can easily be refuted today.
“They didn’t know if [a fetus] was really life, they didn’t know if it was a blob of tissue, a lump of flesh. Now we know through 3- and 4D ultrasounds very early that that is a human being. There are so many things that had not been considered. They didn’t know how damaging abortion is to a woman’s body and her health,” King continued.
An evangelist and onetime Georgia Democratic state lawmaker, King is involved in running a group called Civil Rights for the Unborn and has regularly opposed abortion. She went to the Supreme Court to hear arguments Wednesday in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization regarding the Mississippi law which only permits abortions after 15 weeks for medical emergencies and several fetal abnormalities.
She told Solomon that following 90 minutes of argument she sensed “there was a lot of support” from the six conservative-leaning justices for upholding the state law, adding that “anybody who is a rational thinker, or a sincere heart, who cares about human dignity — you could come from either perspective — knows that it’s time to overhaul that thing.”
King went on to say she wants the high court to settle on a state’s rights decision and allow voters in each state to decide when, how, and if abortions take place. She likened that solution to when Congress created a federal MLK holiday in 1983 but allowed states to decide if they wanted to recognize the late civil rights leader on the state government level.
“Let’s give it back to the people and let the people really consider the issue and make those decisions state by state,” she said. “That’s what happened with the Martin Luther King holiday.
“I had been elected to the Georgia Legislature. I was a Democrat at the time, actually. But the holiday had to be ratified state by state … so letting the people decide state by state, that’s a very important move,” she contended.
She went on to react to reports that the organization Black Lives Matter has launched a “black Xmas” as pushback against traditional Christmas, which the group’s adherents say is a tool of “white-supremacist capitalism.”
“Black Lives Matter, the movement is different from the organization or the group, which is a Marxist group funded by very rich Marxist people who want to destroy our democracy here in America,” she told Solomon. “And if we don’t know that we need to really look at it.”
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