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Slavery vs. Abortion~What do they have in common?
"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"
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 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.
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.
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.
Post-abortion effects on women
What can happen to women who have abortions: Source: http://www.cirtl.org/syndrome.htm
- breast cancer
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
Sites you could look into:
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:
- Are helpless to power
- Cannot speak for themselves
- Torture is inflicted on them against their will--torture they felt
- They have No Choice
- They were put to death
- They were considered not human
- They made people money by being victimized
- They were a convenience to people
If you were against slavery, how can you not be against abortion?