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Information below taken from J.C. Willke’s book ABORTION AND SLAVERY:

Slavery:

Dred Scott 1857

7-2 Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that black people were not legal persons, therefore they had no legal rights.

They were the property of the owner. They could choose to sell, buy or even kill them.

Abolitionist should not impose morality on a slave owner

Slavery is legal

Abortion:

Roe vs, Wade 1973

7-2 Decision

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the unborn fetuses were not legal persons, therefore they had no rights.

They were henceforth, to be legally the property of the owner, the mother.

The owner the mother could chose to keep them or kill them.

Pro-lifers should not impose morality on a mother.

Abortion is legal

RESPONSE TO DECISIONS

The response of the Abolitionists was, "The ruling was outrageous", they said it was immoral and discriminated against an entire class of living Americans solely on the basis of skin color.

The response of Pro-lifers was "The ruling was outrageous," they said. It was immoral and discriminated against an entire class of living Americans solely on the basis of age (too young) and place of residence (still living in the womb).

DEHUMANIZATION

Courts ruled that a slave was biologically inferior and only considered three-fifths of a person. Courts ruled an unborn baby is a fetus or mass of tissue, an embryo not a person.

ECONOMICS

Why keep slaves?

Money was the bottom line reason.

Slaves’ worth – their life had monetary value to the plantation owner and their life was a tax revenue for the US government.

Why keep doing abortions?

Money is the bottom line.

Reduced social costs to the government and to the possible parents is a main reason it is legalized.

It is also a profitable business for the Doctors performing abortions - it’s a $400 million dollar a year business.

This business creates tax revenue for US government.

RESPONSES BY CHURCH

"It is shocking public policy to permit men to commit adultery and then enslave their own children, and a strange doctrine of the Christian Church that forbids ministries to condemn sin simply because it is authorized by the government." (Barrow)

“It is shocking public policy to permit men and women to commit adultery and then kill their own children, and a strange doctrine of some...

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