Why is New York getting hit so hard with the coronavirus? It could have a lot to do with the close quarters people live in, or the sheer number of people who cross paths on any given day, allowing the virus to spread more easily.
Or we could blame abortion.
Guess which path right-wing activist Alveda King is taking?
King made the comments last week during a promotional event for “The Return,” a pre-election rally for the Religious Right:
New York is having a lot of problems, but that’s the home of abortion. We have to remember that. So now, in the name of Jesus, by the power of Holy Spirit, we bind and break and cancel that spirit of abortion, that spirit of murder, the spirit of shedding of innocent blood, that includes all the other things — the sexual abuse and the manipulations of young children who are allowed to be born, the infanticide, the abortion, the genocide. We bind and curse and cancel those contracts.
COVID-19 is a contagious disease. It affects people who have had abortions, those who support them in theory, and those who fully oppose them. It’s hitting New York City, yes, but it’s not like Bible Belt cities have been spared. If anything, because of their leaders’ refusals to take proper precautions, they may be getting hit even worse.
King went on to trash Margaret Sanger, the birth control activist, saying she was also from New York. As if Sanger, who died in 1966, has anything to do with our current pandemic.
We know why the virus is spreading rapidly. Just ask doctors and nurses and epidemiologists. In other words, ask experts. Not a right-wing figure who embraces ignorance instead of expertise.