Taking part in the kick-off of the Cosmo Harms Minors campaign this past week, Dr. Alveda King said Cosmopolitan’s content helps “line the pockets of the abortion industry” and that “Planned Parenthood is joining with Cosmo” to “lead that girl into an abortion.”
The niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., serves as pastoral associate and director of African American outreach for Priests for Life and as a Fox News contributor. She has been a board member for the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), as well.
As MRC Culture reports, King said, “[B]y promoting hyper-sexuality, which would cause the girls, perhaps, to get an early pregnancy or unexpected or premature pregnancy – one that they were not looking for – it leads them right to the door of the abortion clinic.”
“So these links are together,” she added. “Cosmo is promoting behavior that’s going to help to line the pockets of the abortion industry.”
King further emphasized the relationship between Planned Parenthood and Cosmo.
“[W]hen a young girl reads Cosmo and sees all this supercharged sexuality, buys into the sexual liberty of the day, and involves herself in those types of activities,” she continued, “then the next natural force – or unnatural, depending on how you look at it – would be, ‘Well, I’m pregnant now. I just wanted to have fun; I didn’t want to have a baby.’”
“And then Planned Parenthood is joining Cosmo right there to lead that girl into an abortion,” King added.
Last year, Planned Parenthood bestowed its “Excellence in Media Award” on Cosmopolitan for “their fearless coverage of women’s health and rights.”
The Cosmo Harms Minors campaign hopes to have the sexually graphic magazine unavailable to minors in retail stores and its cover wrapped, as other adult magazines are.
Victoria Hearst, granddaughter of publisher William Randolph Hearst, announced the launch of the campaign Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
“My family’s company, the Hearst Corporation, publishes Cosmopolitan magazine,” said Hearst at the press conference to launch the campaign, adding:
It contains graphic adult sexual material that, under most [s]tates’ Material Harmful to Minors laws, is deemed pornographic. Under these laws it is illegal for stores to sell Cosmopolitan to minors, and illegal to display the magazine where minors can see it and look at its content.
“Unfortunately, the people in authority at the Hearst Corporation refuse to acknowledge that Cosmopolitan is pornography, and they refuse to put a label on the magazine identifying it as ‘Adult Material,’” she added. “That is why the Cosmo Harms Minors campaign is necessary.”
King, a mother and grandmother, told MRC Culture, “I can remember with my own daughters, and they’d look over and see Cosmo: ‘Oh, I wanna be like that!’ And I’m saying, ‘Baby, you don’t wanna be like that. You’re very beautiful, and we don’t affirm who you are by that kind of approach.’”
“And to me,” King added, “some of it is trash, and to me, trash belongs in bags. So I say, ‘Cosmo, you need to bag that up and move it out of the vision of our girls.’”
Last year, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Vital Statistics released a report that showed more black babies were aborted than born in the city.
Similarly, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed last year that 72 percent of babies aborted in Mississippi are black.