October 28th, 2012 15:26 EST
'Jobs and Education Mandate: Defund Planned Parenthood,' says Civil Rights Activist Dr. Alveda King
Dr. Alveda King, niece of the late Rev. Martin Luther King, submits the following and is available for comment:
"At the polls remember that women need jobs, not abortions. Children need education, not birth control. Defund Planned Parenthood and put their annual $365 million entitlement fund to better use.
"Planned Parenthood is the nation`s largest abortion provider and they dole out abortions with a heavy hand. Why not use their huge annual entitlement to help students, families and struggling individuals in need of jobs and education? Give the money to the states for jobs and education programs.
"A plan like this would bolster the economy, and offer young Americans hope in the form of scholarships and or jobs instead of abortions-is that a novel or farfetched thought?
"Why don`t we save babies in the womb and also rescue our failing educational systems instead of funding the nation`s #1 abortion provider?
"In the late 1800`s Reverend Wesley John Gaines called for the establishment of an institution for the moral, spiritual and intellectual growth of African American boys and girls. This vision was the foundation of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. The school opened in 1885 soon after President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Once acclaimed, the school has suffered financial challenges over the last few years.
"An infusion of funds could help schools like Morris Brown recover and continue to educate students who can grow up to make meaningful contributions to society. An infusion of funds into entry level job opportunity programs could also bolster the economy and bring hope rather than despair to the dismal landscape.
"States could be invited to develop creative plans that fit their needs, and everyone would be in a win-win atmosphere created to empower our communities. No more entitlement mentality, offering free birth control and abortions. Let`s offer hope rather than death and despair.
"By defunding Planned Parenthood, we could spend $365 million dollars a year on education and jobs. Yes, more jobs and school scholarships than we have right now in America.
"Instead of saying no, why don`t we look at the bigger picture perspective; give our children and young adults hope, not abortions and harmful birth control drugs. We have to start somewhere; this could be a new beginning. Plant a seed and watch it grow! Defund Planned Parenthood."
More information on Dr. Alveda King and her work is available at King for America.