James Madison University “forced” to face abortion
An op-ed piece in the James Madison University (JMU) Breeze validated (again) the effectiveness of CBR’s Genocide Awareness Project (GAP):
“… our campus was so abruptly forced to face [abortion] this week.”
Sarah Freeze, the author of the piece, was confused about whether the humanity of the preborn child was of any consequence at all.
She wrote, “The question we should be asking is this: Are you pregnant?”
According to Ms. Freeze, it doesn’t matter at all whether the preborn child is human or not, nor if abortion unjustly kills a human being or not. The only question we must ask is, “Am I pregnant?” If the answer is “no,” then we must not have any opinion on the matter.
Let’s apply this logic in another context, 200 years ago. Applying Ms. Freeze’s logic, it wouldn’t matter if the black man is a human being or not, nor whether slavery unjustly steals the lives of black men and women. The only question we must ask is, “Do I have a cotton plantation?” If the answer is “no,” then we must not have any opinion on the matter.
While I appreciate your response, to my opinion, I do have to point out that your argument is wrongly applying my view on abortion to a view on slavery. Abortion affects no one outside of the woman’s body. Slavery obviously affected several people and generations and is definitely not the same thing.
You’d be right in your conclusion, if you had your facts straight. Of course if no person were killed by abortion, then the right to abort would be established. But you ignore the other human being, the one being decapitated and dismembered.
When you deny the humanity and personhood of the preborn child, you are making the same mistake that was made by slavery apologists who said that Black slaves were “subordinate and inferior.” They reasoned, as you do, that the victim class was not fully human, therefore the real people (the ones who counted) could do anything they wanted to those subhumans. You are making the exact same mistake … unless, of course, you can provide some compelling evidence that the preborn are, in fact, subhuman.
She will offer no such evidence, because there is none. If she bothers to formulate an argument, it will inevitably allow us to kill certain born people as well.
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