Could Alveda King Be Any More Ridiculous?

Alveda King, who would be utterly anonymous if not for the fact that she is Martin Luther King’s niece and stands in favor of everything he was against, would have a hard time being a more ridiculous and ignorant person if she put all her time and effort into trying to be. Case in point:

King was discussing with Rebecca Maxwell, guest host of the “Steave Deace Show,” the recent set of videos smearing Planned Parenthood by suggesting that the organization sells fetal tissue for profit. The media was forced to cover these videos, King said, even though they had been “hesitant to deal with” legal abortion in general, perhaps because of their own personal histories.

“One reason that people have been hesitant to deal with it: shame, secrecy,” she explained. “And even if you think about the media, how do we know [whether a journalist who] is reporting this information has had to grapple with abortion or loss of fertility through using the chemicals and things that they try to use for birth control?”

“There are so many layers,” she added. “How do we know that the men themselves weren’t involved in having their own child aborted? So it’s bringing it right up to you, it’s unavoidable, it’s true.”

Her uncle, of course, proudly accepted an award from Planned Parenthood and spoke eloquently about his admiration for Margaret Sanger and how much he agreed with her and they had similar goals.

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  • sharonb

    But who has his DNA? Checkmate, libtardis!

  • Pierce R. Butler

    But her uncle never saw those videos!

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Help me out here people because I don’t really speak wingnut. Is she saying that the only reason the media devoted any time to the videos smearing PP is because pretty much every woman in the media has had an abortion and pretty much every man in the media has been complicit in some woman’s abortion, that they are all being blackmailed by PP?

  • caseloweraz

    I think you got the first part right. The alleged silence of the media arises because the majority of the people in it feel personally vulnerable to exposure of their individual involvement in abortions. This is despite the fact that most of those supposed abortions would be legal.

    No blackmail would be required; the weight of public opinion would be enough, in King’s view. She might also say, if asked in different circumstances, that liberals don’t think abortion is wrong.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ caseloweraz : .. Nor should they. That would be wrong how?

  • StevoR

    Could Alveda King Be Any More Ridiculous?

    The answer to that is almost always ‘yes’ – and do let’s hope she doesn’t take it as a challenge! We’ll probably be reading here about something else she’s said or done that tops this in not too short a span of time.

  • caseloweraz

    StevoR: That would be wrong how?

    Not thinking abortion is always a crime would be wrong in Alveda King’s mind, because of the religious fundamentalism. It’s her mind-set that I was trying to explain, in response to a question.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ caseloweraz : Okay. Fair enough.

  • Gregory in Seattle

    Some questions, like the one you used to title this post, really should not be asked: you only tempt the universe to provide an answer.