It’s a favorite talking point for abortion apologists, but I know of few pro-life people who are single-issue minded. As if having a singular focus on a human injustice is something to be ashamed of, anyway. Abolitionists had a singular focus to abolish the inhumanity of slavery. Perhaps they should have first worried about housing, health care, job opportunities, and equal pay before they embarked on such a narrow-minded mission….
Slaveholders profited from the physical slavery of human beings discarded by our society. Today, Planned Parenthood profits from the discarded children of those no longer physically enslaved. In both cases, personhood has been defined by the government, and ultimately by nine often Supremely wrong justices.
The Roe v. Wade decision made a mockery of civil rights history. It bizarrely contorted the 14th Amendment, which finally ascribed personhood to black Americans, in order to strip it away from another class of people — the unborn.
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