Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Niece Claims He Was A Social Conservative

Posted by | January 16, 2012 14:54 | Filed under: Top Stories

Alveda King, an anti-choice activist, has claimed for years that her uncle Martin Luther King, Jr. was a conservative. She did it again this morning on Fox and Friends.

Guest co-host Peter Johnson Jr. pressed her on the theory.

“Was your belief that Dr. King would do everything in his power to support the rights of the unborn, to support the sanctity of life, and that he was a minister, above all things, a preacherman?”

“You know, my uncle said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. The negro cannot win if he’s willing to sacrifice the futures of his children for immediate personal comfort and safety,’” King explained. “So that led me to say, a woman has a right to choose what she does with her body. The baby is not her body. Where’s the lawyer for the baby? How can the dream survive if we murder our children?”

David J. Garrow, King’s biographer, says there is little doubt that King voted for both John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, although he likely fell out with Johnson over the Vietnam War. But Johnson had one of the most progressive social policies of any president in modern history.

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