Alveda King Calls Trayvon Martin’s Death A ‘Late Abortion’ On Fox News

On Thursday, Dr. Alveda King, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece and director of African American outreach for the pro-life group Priests for Life, appeared on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom with Martha MacCallum where she called the recently slain Trayvon Martin a “late abortion.”

King was reacting to a clip of MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton at a recent rally for Martin where he called for the immediate arrest of alleged shooter George Zimmerman. “Lock him up,” demanded Sharpton.

King, a conservative and pro-life activist, took issue with the tone of Sharpton’s rally. “I’m asking that we remember that Trayvon Martin’s family is grieving right now. And in the midst of their grieving, they don’t need a lot of anger and fear surrounding that. Certainly, Trayvon Martin – a young man cut down in his prime – I would say because of my ministry ‘aborted late.’ A late abortion.”

“America’s youth are now an endangered species,” said King. “And so we must answer this non-violently. Not with rage and not with anger. Not by playing the race card.”

“If my uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King were here today, or my dad, Dr. A.D. King, they would ask us to seek justice but to temper that with mercy,” said King. “I’m asking Rev. [Jesse] Jackson, Rev. Sharpton to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To remember non-violence.”

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