Slavery vs. Abortion

Temple Daily Telegram, Jan. 29, 2010

On March 6, 1857, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark Dred Scott decision that black people were not legal “persons.”

A slave was property, belonging to the owner, and could be bought or sold or used as the owner saw fit.  Some opposed the decision and said it was morally and ethically wrong.  Slavery was legal, and anyone opposing it didn’t have to own slaves. Finally, after a Civil War and three amendments to our Constitution, freedom was legally granted.

On Jan. 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in the landmark Roe v. Wade Decision, that unborn babies were not legal “persons.” An unborn child therefore is the property of her owner (mother), and she can have the baby killed on request at any time in the nine months of pregnancy.

Some opposed the decision and said it was morally and ethically wrong.  Abortion was legal, and anyone opposing it didn’t have to have one.  Since 1973, more than 50 million babies have died due to abortion.

Planned Parenthood operates the largest chain of abortion clinics in the United States.  The abortion industry has received nearly $4.2 billion from government grants and contracts.

Communities, wake up!  Churches, wake up!  Do you want to end this assault on human life?  What are you willing to do to end it?

Cynthia Kliewer
Temple

 

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