Skip to comments.Since when does abortion have anything to do with slavery?
Posted on 06/22/2011 11:12:32 AM PDT by presidio9
According to the Radiance Foundation, abortion and slavery have a lot more in common than you might have thought. And to make sure you see the link between the two, the Alpharetta-based foundation has started a campaign to prop up nearly 50 billboards across metro Atlanta.
The billboards feature such slogans as "The 13th Amendment Freed us. Abortion Enslaved Us" and "Abortion makes three-fifths human seem overly generous." The billboards popped up across metro Atlanta on Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The billboards are part of a campaign targeted at persuading black women from resorting to abortions. Black women account for 30 percent of abortions but are only 12 percent of the population.
The campaign has raised many eyebrows from organizations like the NAACP who told the Huffington Post that likening slavery to abortion is slightly offensive:
"Comparing abortion to slavery certainly raises major concerns," Hilary Shelton, director of the Washington bureau of the NAACP, told HuffPost in an interview. "Women are not forced to have abortions the way they were in servitude. Slavery was about not having the right to make any decisions. Women were actually bred to produce children for the purposes of profit. This is so far removed from that, that if it weren't such a serious issue, it would almost be laughable." The foundation also launched other similar campaigns across the country in the past to target black women from contributing to the so called abortion "epidemic."
Blacks account for 12% of the population. Black women (in the sense of all black females of any age) should be about 6% of the population. I wish modern journalists could write clearly and precisely.
Large segments of the black population are enslaved on the Democrat plantation without means to exist except that doled out by the Mas’sah. They are liberal and insist on responsibilityless sex beginning at 14. They must have abortion as a right
When folks say “I think abortion is bad, but I can’t impose my will on other people...” I always wonder if they feel that way about slavery.
Abortion has a lot of parallels to slavery.
The issue is about one class of people, those who are born, deciding that another class of people, the unborn,
are not fully human, and therefore do not have the same rights as those who are.
This campaign is correct in its assertion of a connection between slavery and abortion, but their reasoning is incorrect.
The connection is that both are based on one human’s unfettered control over another human, both based on the false premise that the victim is something less than human.
What was interesting just a couple of days ago was the government's new warning labels on cigarettes that display the effects of cancer. Very revealing in that the government believes images are very persuasive in getting a message across. Although they will argue in court that this is somehow a violation of a person's rights in forcing them to view such images (except for cigarettes because the government is doing it).
I think I can see the connection. According to the CDC, since the Supreme Court decision in Roe vs Wade in 1973, 13 million African American babies have been lost to abortion. The CDC reports that of the approximately 4000 abortions that are performed daily in the United States, 1452 of them are performed on African American women and their pre-born children. This means that although African Americans represent only 12% of the population of the United States, they account for 35% of the abortions performed in this country.
I also say to pro-choicers
that one day they will be looked on with the same disdain that antebellum pro-slavery people are viewed today.
See my post 7; we must be likeminded, but you’re a faster typer.
Slavery diminished the value of human liberty to chattel or property. Some slave owners even patted themselves on the back for saving lives and introducing primitive people to civilization who surely would have been killed in tribal warfare had they not been sold into slavery.
Abortion is takes that line of reasoning one step further by equating other human life with bodily tissue-- to be destroyed or kept as the owner sees fit. Even that logic falls short; you can't elect to amputate an otherwise healthy limb, for instance. You can intentionally maim yourself, but you will spend time in a mental institution (at least) for doing so. It won't be celebrated by the left as a choice.
Another more visible connection is that both of these evils are the product of government laws.
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It’s interesting browsing old editorials about slavery from the 1800’s. Many of those in favor of slavery will start out with “I am personally opposed to slavery but...”
Saw that - 1 min, 4 sec
Of course there is a similarity. Slavery and abortion are both based on the theory that some human beings aren’t really human beings, so you can kill or enslave them without feeling bad about it.
This campaign is an attempt to reach out to black people and get them on the pro-life bandwagon. But I would agree that their argument is a bit confused.
If you want to make the case against killing off black babies, then it would be more logical to point out that Margaret Sanger wanted to exterminate the “lesser races,” and that her “family planning” arguments led straight to Hitler.
I have long made the comparison. Abortion is exactly like slavery: They’re both about the definition of a “person” and what distinguishes a person from “property”.
You are so right. I don’t know sometimes which is worse, what is done to them before they are born or after. One is the murder of innocent life. The other is murder of the soul. I wish these race pimps that promote this enslavement of their own people would all be stricken with something that would force them to have to tell the truth. Then let nature take its coursse.
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