Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Abortion and Slavery

The parallels

A sample:

1.Fate of certain human beings is dictated by financial and personal interests of others.

2.Courts establish who is human/non-human and use categories of partial humanness (slaves were called 3/5 of a person for legal purposes, fetuses lack all human rights).

3.The right to life and liberty, according to proaborts, are not inalienable for the fetus just as for slaves. They are a different category than the “all men who are created equal”, like slaves of old, and are held to receive their fundamental rights of life and liberty not “from God” but only if other more powerful people say they have them.