Tuesday, January 22, 2013

MLK and the Texas Rally for Life: Updated

 Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!  As I've written previously, (Dr. King and His Enemies,) MLK was a social conservative who valued the sanctity of life and favored premarital abstinence.  Unfortunately, socially liberal policy has taken an especially heavy toll on black Americans, and some 16 million black children have been aborted since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.

Forty years after Roe v. Wade, abortion continues to be a highly controversial issue, but despite President Obama's ardent pro-abortion agenda, a majority of Americans consider themselves to be pro-life these days.  Many voices are calling for at least more humane abortion laws, but unless Roe v. Wade is overturned, abortion will remain legal at all stages of pregnancy and for any reason.  (Note: the partial-birth abortion law only prohibits one particular abortion procedure- not a late-term abortion.)

One of many ways to get involved is to participate in the upcoming "Rally for Life" in Austin this Saturday, January 26, 2013.  Sponsored by the Texas Alliance For Life, the event will feature Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbott, and former Planned Parenthood Director, Abby Johnson.  Events begin with a march to the Capitol from 17th Street and Congress Avenue (Meet at 1P.M.,) and the Rally itself is from 2-3 P.M. at the South Steps of the Capitol.  There is typically a huge turnout, but as usual, little coverage from the main stream media.

Hope to see you there!

Update:  Ugh.  Just saw this latest poll showing that 54% of Americans now believe that abortion should be legal always or most of the time.  Gallup came up with different results, and indicates that younger voters don't have much knowledge with which to make a decision.

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