Slavery vs. Abortion~What do they have in common?

Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun: humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless
Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun: humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, assainated, On January 1, 1863 he put out the Emancipation Procalamation which led to the end of slavery in the U.S.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President, assainated, On January 1, 1863 he put out the Emancipation Procalamation which led to the end of slavery in the U.S.

"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

Howdy.

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. I've seen some documentaries of slavery on tv, and I looked up a lot about slavery online. One thing that crossed my mind, while watching slave abuse and torture, and killing, and how helpless they were, and how many slave owners knew it was wrong but still did it...well that led me to think of abortion. I recently watched a good video which was very informative. It is below and was mentioned in the hubpages forums under Do you favor abortion. This thread was started by emdi; a fellow hubber and I thank him/her for doing so and posing the video (below). You can also read my comment in that forum.

This hub is about the comparison between slavery and abortion.

Abortion, I feel is, in it's lack of rights and it's torture of the child by tearing it apart while still alive--and considering it not human, is very similar or almost the same as slavery. When you watch the video below, which I hope you do as to prove you have an open mind to the truth, you'll see a former abortionist admit he realized he was doing wrong, you'll see the abortion take place and the body of the baby, you'll hear and see facts, and you'll become aware of the potential and horrible physical and emotional results that occur to women which the abortionists don't care about. It is typically Christian and other organizations that help these women with feelings of guilt, sucidality, and horrendous effects like hestorectomy, not able to ever have children, and even worse. Please watch.

Slave ship where slaves were packed so tight that some died of lack of oxygen
Slave ship where slaves were packed so tight that some died of lack of oxygen
The Iron Muzzle, a horrible device
The Iron Muzzle, a horrible device
slave picture
slave picture

Slavery in Britain and Ireland

Just talking to friends that know their history, apparently slavery has been going on since man has been around. Slavery was an easy way to get hard work done amoung other things.

Before 1066

From the times before Romans, slaves were exported routinely. In the early 5th Century Saint Patrick who was Roman, was captured by the Irish traders and taken as a slave to Ireland, hence St. Patrick in Ireland as we are told, teaching people about God using the clover.

In 1102 the Council of Westminister issued a decree, "Let no one hereafter presume to engage in that nefarious trade in which hitherto in England men were usually sold like brute animals." This however was not followed.

In the 17th- 19th century, indentured servants served for both major and petty crimes. By the 18th century, slave trade was a major economic help for Bristol and Liverpool which engaged in "triangular trade". In this trade, ships went out to capture African slaves. Slaves were worked to death, in the sugar cane fields, then more were brought over. Some slaves who were women were raped and then forced to marry their rapist. Over time, slaves revolted. In being brought over in ships, they would do anything possible to disrupt things, knowing they had nothing to lose.

Slaves were brought over in ships like cargo, crammed so close together that many died of lack of breath. There was an instrument called The Iron Muzzle that some slave owners used if they felt their slave was eating too much.

2 1/2 inches 12 weeks old
2 1/2 inches 12 weeks old
28 wks 2lbs6oz could survive on it's own at this point
28 wks 2lbs6oz could survive on it's own at this point
20 weeks 9ounces 6in long
20 weeks 9ounces 6in long
36wks about 12.5 inches and 5.5lbs baby is ready to be born!
36wks about 12.5 inches and 5.5lbs baby is ready to be born!

Post-abortion effects on women

What can happen to women who have abortions: Source: http://www.cirtl.org/syndrome.htm

PHYSICAL:

  • miscarriages
  • infertility
  • breast cancer

EMOTIONAL

  • guilt
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • suicide

These are just some, not to say all women will be affected.

Worldwide statistics for # of abortions:

Number of abortions per year: Approximately 42 Million
Number of abortions per day:
Approximately 115,000

U.S.A. only # of abortions:

Number of abortions per year: 1.37 Million (1996)
Number of abortions per day:
Approximately 3,700

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Sites you could look into:

The Cover Up

Maternal deaths and long term complications - Is pro-choice really about helping women or making money??

Slavery vs. Abortion: What do they have in common?

SLAVES & UNBORN CHILDREN BOTH:

  1. Are helpless to power
  2. Cannot speak for themselves
  3. Torture is inflicted on them against their will--torture they felt
  4. They have No Choice
  5. They were put to death
  6. They were considered not human
  7. They made people money by being victimized
  8. They were a convenience to people

If you were against slavery, how can you not be against abortion?

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rachellrobinson 6 years ago from Southwest Missouri

You know what I think, is that there was a time when enlightened Americans thought Slavery was acceptable. Now however it's not, so perhaps there will be a time when enlightened American's realize that Abortion is not okay either. Thank you for this hub, yes the pictures were hard to look at it just breaks my heart, I hope within my lifetime we see an end to such barbaric treatment of people.

http://hubpages.com/politics/Abortion-as-a-form-of...


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA Author

rachellrobinson,

thankyou, that was pretty much what I was thinking! So I'm glad you got it, and I'm grateful you took the time to visit my hub and be the 1st! Thankyou so much!

I will visit the link you provided :)


Chrissy 6 years ago

This issue has been on my heart for a while just wondering how to start to stand against it


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schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA Author

Hi Chrissy

Thanks for commenting, nice to meet you

I think for you, the best way to start defending this cause would be to contact your local church and join a group that pickets clinics. They stand near the clinic peacefully praying and giving out leaflets. It's a really great experience I did when I was very young. I still would like to sometime. Some of the experienced ones even talk to the women going in and help convince them not to. It can be very joyful and make you fell happy knowing you've helped prevent this.


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

This hub is great. Thanks for sharing

I fully agree with you. It is just like slavery, people who abort children are ridiculously cruel i mean they know that if they go with a man is highly likely to get pregnant then why go. Then the child have to suffer abstain if you don't want any children or use ....

The leaders of this world are some very wicked BASTARDS they allow nastiness, vileness, murders of babies, wars etc you name it by the laws they implement. Unacceptable


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

Hi ladyjojo,

I love your spunk! Boy do I need more people like that in my life! LOL. Too many weak people, you know..


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ladyjojo 5 years ago

LOL oh thank you so much, spunk is good to have or else you won't survive out here.


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

:) agreed.


jntu final year project topics 5 years ago

Abortion is much worse,killing a cute little baby it's horrible,That's murder.


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

Hi jntu final year project topics...

Yes, I completely agree- I tried to portray how horrible abortion is by saying that in both cases the victims had no choice. Since practically everyone is against slavery or the past slavery, I thought putting the two together might open some eyes, you know?

thanks for the comment :)


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parrster 5 years ago from Oz

Well put together hub with thought provoking information. Thanks for sharing.


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

@parrster

Hey thanks! Thankyou very much.


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regina s 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

I respect and appreciate your views on abortion compared to slavery, however, I respectfully disagree with you. I feel that taking away a woman's right to have an abortion is equal to slavery, ...all women should have complete control of their reproductive rights as that is the core of being human,...or they become slaves themselves. Also, many of the information regarding abortion is actually not accurate and propaganda put forth by the Anti-Choice movement. Women should at least know the true medical facts about abortion before they make their decision. Thank You.


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

@regina s,

thankyou for visiting and commenting.

I'm not sure how I feel at this point about women's freedom over their reproductive rights...I guess I could say "why don't they use birth control or practice safe sex?" Hmmm....as for accidents or rape...idk I myself would prefer to probably give up the child after birth, I just don't believe in abortion. As for the morning after pill-- that I don't know a lot about, I was told it's like birth control again idk.

As for the information...what makes you think it's wrong?? What are the true medical facts according to what you know?

thankyou.

:-)


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regina s 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

schoolgirlforreal-Thank you for publishing my comments and taking the time to read my opinions regarding abortion. I guess when I see things like questions that ask if the pro-choice movement is really trying to help women or make money I get upset because I know that most of the time the comment is targeted to pro-choice places like Planned Parenthood...many anti-choice people believe that places like Planned Parenthood want women to have abortions and don't give them information regarding carrying the pregnancy to term or adoption options...and that is just not true! I don't know where the idea that a non-profit organization like Planned Parenthood would actually receive grants from the government and private donors that would INCREASE their revenue by coercing women into terminating their pregnancies came from, but it is a totally false statement and completely undermines what many women's health centers like Planned Parenthood really do for women.

Planned Parenthood offers parenting classes and assistance for young girls who are pregnant and have decided to have their baby...many pro-life agencies don't offer choices at all and once the young woman has had her baby, they don't have any follow-up assistance or supportive service programs for her.

I have family members who work in the field of women's reproductive rights, and I have personally been through the abortion procedure...and I can honestly tell you that all options are presented and there is support for all choices...women who decide to abort, women who decide to continue with their pregnancy and keep their baby, as well as women who decide to continue with their pregnancy and give the child up for adoption.

I also don't like the argument that because the actual abortion procedure is not pleasant and involves blood and tissue, etc., that that makes it immoral and unnecessary.

From the information and the sources you have cited in your hub I think we are at totally opposing sides and generally disagree about when life begins and what defines women's freedom with reproductive rights...however, I do agree that women need to take responsibility for their reproductive health and practice safe sex...not only to avoid an unwanted pregnancy but to protect oneself from STD's, especially HIV/AIDS. Birth control doesn't always work even when used properly...and abortion must be a safe, legal, option for all women, in my opinion.

The morning after pill, or Plan B is very safe and is not an abortion method, you are correct, it is just like taking the birth control pill except in a concentrated dose...it doesn't work if you are already pregnant.

Even though we don't see eye to eye on this issue, your comments are thought provoking and I think when women discuss such important female centered issues like abortion with each other...even opposing sides...it is good...women need to connect more and try to understand each other even if they are different.

Keep up the good work on your writing! You obviously have many interesting, introspective, and well-thought out ideas and opinions...I look forward to reading more!

sincerely, regina s :)


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

regina s,

Wow:) I didn't expect such a positive reply about a subject such as this, as you say, and I agree women should discuss these things with an open mind. I never heard your side of the story so I appreciate your view, whether or not I agree with abortion doesn't really play a huge role, I just appreciate your honest opinions. Thanks for the compliment too!

Schoolgirlforreal


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regina s 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

thank you! :)


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sharewhatuknow 5 years ago from Western Washington

Very good hub schoolgirlforreal. Slaves and aborted babies have much in common.

Slavery and abortion also have this in common: Both are money-making businesses.

Many medical professionals make massive amounts of money performing abortions, AS DO THE COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE THE SURGICAL EQUIPMENT FOR SUCH A PROCEDURE.

There's a lot of up-turned palms in the abortion business...all waiting for that next dollar.

I love the quote you posted from Abraham Lincoln.

Very true indeed !


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schoolgirlforreal 5 years ago from USA Author

Thanks, sharewhatuknow,

I wanted to write a hub about abortion, and this idea came to mind. I agree about the money making business. I first got turned off to abortion as a teen when I picketed , first as a right to life being Catholic and from a big family, and believing conception is the start of life, and the description I heard of babies being torn apart, or even still alive on the table, being chemically killed and thrown away in trash bags--that they were found there.

thanks


Oh please. 2 months ago

So much of this information is little more than antichoice rhetoric and propaganda.

First of all, Ob-gyns could make FAR more money provided pre-, peri-, and post-natal care to a woman for 9months or more. So abortion as a money-maker falls short of the truth.

Slaves are individuals who don't have the right to make choices for and about their own bodies - just like ... Say it with me - women who are forced to continue a pregnancy when they don't want to.

At the point of pregnancy when the vast majority of abortions are done, there is nothing to "tear apart", as it is little more than a clump of cells and easily removed in one piece. But hey, why tell the truth when you can post pictures of full-term fetuses and pretend that those are what's being aborted?

I am so sick of antichoicers using medical misinformation, half-truths, and outright lies.

If your platform can't stand up without those deliberate mixtures, then you have a problem. One that is indefensible when it comes to discussing abortion.


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schoolgirlforreal 4 weeks ago from USA Author

You just don't want to admit abortion is murder because then you wouldn't want to be held accountable to it. Life starts at conception and it's not okay to kill life. Unborn babies have no defenses, and don't deserve to be killed.

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