Slavery vs. Abortion

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Slavery VS. Abortion
Alexis Marcone
Adventist University of Health Sciences

Slavery Vs. Abortion
"Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get what they want. That is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion." Mother Teresa
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” ABRAHAM LINCOLN, speech, Mar. 17, 1865

I have been thinking a lot lately. I remember all those history classes back in grade school about slavery. All the documentaries I have seen of the cruelty against slaves. I began to think of the similarities between slavery and another hard topic, abortion. I began to think about the torture and killing. How helpless both the slaves and the unborn were and are. How many slave owners knew it was wrong but still participated in it. Abortion, in its torture of killing a child, and the child’s lack of rights to stop it because the unborn not being considered as human yet, is very similar to slavery. Slavery versus abortion is a very controversial topic but not many people can see similarities between both. Being anti-slavery and anti-abortion is not just contrasting but can also be compared. There are numerous studies and campaigns, which correlate the two.

Slavery is a civil relationship whereby one person has absolute power over another and controls his life, liberty, and fortune. This being said, slavery to some is the ownership of one human being to a master. Slavery was legal in the United States from 1619 – 1865 before finally the government abolished it. The thought of owning people that can think and feel that are just as human as all of us is hard to fathom. The early slaves were not considered humans at the time. They were inferior and not thought of as anything but property. The slaves were forced to work all day with absolutely nothing in return. They...
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