"The election of an African American president sends a powerful and historic message that what was previously unthinkable can become reality. The battle for equal rights has reached a major milestone, but Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream of full equality remains just a dream as long as unborn children continue to be treated no better than property."
Africans who lived centuries ago knew how it was to be treated like property. Some were sold and even caged; others were more fortunate to belong to homes and to be given more decent living quarters, but it was still basically slavery in a different degree.
"President-elect Obama has promised actions that will only increase the number of abortions. Pro-lifers, in turn, must promise to redouble our efforts to resist anti-life proposals, speak up for the babies, and, above all, pray.
"We must pray with persistence and love that, in God's time, what is now deemed unthinkable will become reality - that all our brothers in sisters, from conception to natural death, will be protected in law and welcomed in society."
African-Americans during the 20th century -- in many instances till the present day -- knew how it was to be ostracized and to be treated as less-than-human. Talk about being unwelcomed in society. If the president-elect does not recognize the same treatment he is extending to younger members of society, I hope the rest of the african-american community does -- and reminds the man they elected into the highest position in the "land of the free."
At least one person has issued such reminders. The above words are from Dr. Alveda King -- Dr. Martin Luther King's niece.