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By Robert Holston


April 08, 2016
Friday AM

I agree with this argument. Do you? 'The irony is that people who imagine themselves to be "enlightened" are actually making a pro-slavery argument with their pro-abortion position. The argument used to sustain slavery is the same argument used by pro-abortionists.

The Dred Scott case of 1857 had a 7-2 Supreme Court decision which stated that black people were not legal persons; they were the property of the owner. The owner could buy, sell, or even kill them if he wished. At that time Abolitionists objected that the ruling was outrageous; it was immoral and discriminated against an entire class of living persons solely on the basis of skin color. But those who supported slavery argued that if those who had a moral objection to slavery didn't have to own slaves; no one was forcing them to own slaves. The core premise of their argument was: "Don't force your morality on the slave owner, he has the right to choose to own slaves if he wishes."

Roe v. Wade Decision followed this exact pro-slavery logic in 1973. The Supreme Court decided that according to the U.S. Constitution, by the same 7 to 2 majority, that unborn people were not legal persons; they had no civil rights, no human rights and were therefore legally the property of the owner (the mother). The mother had the absolute legal right to keep or destroy her unborn baby. Pro-life people objected that the ruling was outrageous, that it was immoral and discriminated against an entire class of living people solely on the basis of age (too young) and place of residence (the womb). But those who support abortion argue that those who have a moral objection to abortion don't have to have abortions. The pro-abortionists say: "No one is forcing you to have an abortion. But don't force your morality on the mother. She has a right to choose to kill her developing baby if she wishes."'

Robert Holston
Ketchikan, Alaska

Received April 07, 2016 - Published April 08, 2016

About: "Retired public school teacher of music, P.E. & health, business owner, husband, father and grandpapa. Pro-logic/Pro Science and Pro Jusus in my approach to being Pro Life."



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