The day after President Trump took office, more than one million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world. They set out to protest, unite, and stand up for women and equality.
"Welcome to your first day, we will not go away!" marchers in Washington chanted.
ABC News reports, “The rally featured speeches from women's rights activist Gloria Steinem, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, Madonna, actresses Ashley Judd and Scarlett Johansson and director Michael Moore among others. A group of largely women senators and other politicians took the stage together at one point…Various causes were attached to the march, which was largely billed as a demonstration in support of women's rights and civil rights but for many has clear political undertones connected to the inauguration of Donald Trump.”
But while the march was initially promoted as a way to rally behind women for safety and equal rights, the ultimate purpose seemed to get lost among other things, according to Dr. Alveda King, an author and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from a Fox News interview this weekend.
When asked if the whole Women’s March message was muddied in hate speech towards President Trump and actually ended up missing its mark of what it intended to do, Dr. King responded:
“I believe that all of those messages, ‘Let’s blow up the White House, we hate Donald Trump, we don’t want to talk to him,’ I believe the missed opportunity is a little bit sad…because some of the messages of the women; equity in pay…violence against girls and women, human trafficking, domestic violence…all of that is so very important…and those messages were missed because of the emotional upheaval, and ‘we don’t like him’ (speech). The ladies are missing the opportunity to get the important messages out.”
When asked about her thoughts on certain pro-life groups being excluded from the March, or how/why it seemed to be reduced down to that issue, Dr. King shares:
“Some of my sisters were there and they were pushed back, pro-life, I mean I’m post-abortive, I had abortions…and I had to repent and let Jesus heal me so that I could deliver a non-emotional, fact-filled message, and so the little babies in the womb, what about them? If you push out the pro-life message, who’s going to represent those little girls who are being aborted? I mean, I don’t understand why, if it’s a real sisterhood, how they could leave out the little babies in the womb, the mothers who’ve been hurt by abortion, I think that’s part of the message.”
Dr. King has candidly shared her story through the years of how she became a voice for the voiceless. In an interview with CBN, she talked about her own experience with abortion.
“Roe v. Wade made it too easy for me to make the fateful and fatal decision to abort my child. The doctor advised that the procedure would hurt no more than 'having a tooth removed,'” she said. However, the procedures damaged her cervix and forced her to miscarry another baby months later. The physical toll on her body and the emotional strain of the abortions led to the demise of her first marriage.”
Dr. King also suffered through the years with depression, nightmares, eating disorders and other issues. She says the guilt made her very ill. “Truly, for me and countless abortive mothers, nothing on earth can fully restore what has been lost, only Jesus can.”
“This is the day to choose life. We must live and allow our babies to live. We must end the pain of post-abortion trauma. If the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is to live, our babies must live.”