Doctor likens Tiller's killing to MLK's
By Julia Duin, The Washington Times
Dr. LeRoy Carhart, one of the nation's few providers of late-term abortions, called on the
federal government to treat as hate crimes all activities by "anti-choice domestic terrorists,"
compared the slain Dr. George Tiller to Martin Luther King and said planting crosses was
equivalent to actions by the Ku Klux Klan. More
Dr. Alveda King:
Comparison of Tiller to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 'Offensive Beyond Belief'
ATLANTA, June 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- Dr. Alveda King, Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life
and niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., today reacted to remarks by late-term abortionist LeRoy
Carhart that compared the killing of George Tiller to the assassination of her uncle.
"For LeRoy Carhart to mention the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who worked through
peaceful and non-violent means, in the same breath with that of George Tiller, whose work ended
peace and brought violence to babies in the womb, is offensive beyond belief," said Dr. King.
"The analogy is just wrong."
"Dr. Carhart also speaks of hate crimes," added Dr. King. "I would simply ask him, is it not hateful
to regard an entire class of people as non-human because they're unwanted?"
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, also commented, "The message of Dr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was that every human being has equal dignity. LeRoy Carhart and every
other abortionist violate that message every time they dismember a baby. The comparison is
Priests for Life is the nation's largest Catholic pro-life organization dedicated to ending abortion