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As the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., I had the honor of growing up in a family with a vibrant history of defending civil rights. As we all know, my uncle played a key role in ensuring equal rights for all of God’s children — no matter their skin tone.
But today, the new civil rights struggle of our time is for “womb equality” and the right to life for the unborn children who are aborted each year. In his “I Have a Dream” speech, my uncle famously said that “my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
But this assumes that the unborn children are first given the chance to live at all. As such, every American must face the reality that civil rights begin in the womb; as long as a baby can be legally killed before birth, there is no such thing as civil rights.
Our Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal” and