It may be altogether historically inaccurate, but the equation of abortion to slavery is a compelling argument for abortion foes. Like presidential hopeful Rick Santorum.
Jan 30, 2011
Funny, I equate slavery with the abortion issue in a very different way. The U.S. Constitution, in ending slavery, prohibits “involuntary servitude.” Isn’t being forced to provide “womb service” against one’s will “involuntary servitude?”
And, according to the U.S. Constitution, no one is a citizen until they’re born, so the issue of a fetus having constitutional “rights” is just ludicrous.
Feb 1, 2011
I don’t think that the slaves,in America at least, ever engaged in any act that suggested an implied consent.
Women who voluntarily engage in intercourse however are entering into a type of “voluntary servitude”.
I’m not certain your slavery equation totally works. Aren’t we comparing apples and oranges here?
Sex is voluntary servitude? The comparison of abortion to slavery isn’t ours; it’s a new discourse that anti-abortion activists have been using. We agree that it doesn’t make sense but many are finding it a compelling way to continue limiting women’s health care access and autonomy. In that way, as YY4Me says, it is a type of slavery for women, not for the “preborn” as the comparison in use suggests.
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