3. It Compares Abortion to Slavery
Pro-choicers reject comparisons between the battle against slavery and the battle against legalized abortion, but the film implies there are strong similarities.
Watson says as a child, he walked with his father on a Civil War battlefield, where blood was shed that helped free the slaves: “Throughout my life, I wanted to fight for the oppressed, the outcast and the voiceless. Like so many others before, I wanted to be an abolitionist.”
Former presidential candidate Ben Carson says he was neutral on abortion until he began comparing it to slavery.
“The thing that really changed my mind on that is I was thinking about slavery,” Carson says. “And I said, slave owners thought that they owned people and that they had the right to do anything they wanted to do to them, including kill them. What if those others – the abolitionists – had said, 'I don't believe in it, but you can do whatever you want'? Where would we be now?”
Says Alveda King, “As long as you can paint a person as a non-human, as in the days of slavery in America, or any period in the world with slaves, you dehumanize the slaves, and they're not human so you can do whatever you want to do to them.
Legal experts in the film say it’s tragic that the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 used the 14th Amendment – which was passed to protect former slaves – to legalize abortion.
“No one thought when they ratified the 14th amendment, they were legalizing abortion,” a legal expert says.
Pro-life activist Walter Hoye, who is black, says the abortion industry has targeted the black community. He calls it “genocide.”
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