Today's pro-life movement continues the campaign waged by the abolitionists of 150 years ago, The issues remain the same, centered around the dignity of each human life.
Abraham Lincoln observed that he could not understand how one human being could own another. The basic premise underlying the pro-choice position is that a mom not only owns the baby in her belly, but actually has the power of life or death over it, just like a master over slaves.
In its 1857 Dred Scott decision, despite all contrary evidence, the Supreme Court ruled blacks are not persons and therefore not entitled to any rights under the law. In its 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions, in the face of overwhelming scientific evidence, the Supreme Court ruled babies-in-the-belly are not persons and therefore not entitled to any rights under the law.
Just as the Underground Railroad helped slaves to freedom, today's crisis pregnancy centers help women have their babies, to care for them after birth and to put their lives on a more positive course through food and clothing assistance, counseling and encouraging education. Hard-core pro-choicers in organizations like NOW, NARAL and Planned Parenthood vehemently oppose these centers because they don't want women to have any real choice other than abortion.
Slavery is grounded in the notion certain ethnicities are naturally inferior to others and should be under control. Hard-core pro-choicers pursue an ethnic-cleansing eugenics agenda, hidden even from their own fellow travelers, to reduce the population of "undesirables," including babies of mixed races. This is why most abortion centers are strategically placed in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.
Tragically, their strategy has seen success, especially with blacks. The percentage of blacks in our population has declined steadily since 1973, mainly because of abortion.
Mary Ann Chimera, President
Democrats for Life of Ohio Inc.