Every once in a while you come across something so disgusting and disturbing you can’t help but comment on it. The title of the article was, ‘So What if Abortion Ends Life?’ (Mary E. Williams; Slate Magazine). The title says it all and I refuse to link to her article on personal grounds that it is not for the weak of heart or anyone with any ounce of humanity left in them.

The argument I heard for years from my liberal friends was a fetus was not an a child. I DISAGREED whole-heartedly, but I thought to myself, ‘I can understand why one can be pro-choice if they believe that premise.’ I am aware that we all have different world views that shape our outlook and opinions on life, and I have come to accept that not everyone’s world view will gel with my own personal view. I am okay with that premise to the degree that I recognize other people’s world views, but at the same time, I can disagree with another’s world view.

This current article shows a new trend, one that was expressed by Joe Biden during the vice presidential debates — ‘Life begins at conception, but who cares!’ The basic premise is that an unborn child is ACTUAL HUMAN LIFE, but it is not equal life. Sounds vaguely familiar, but where have I heard that before . . .

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons.”

Yes, this is the 3/5th Compromise (Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution), which has thankfully been nullified by the 13th Amendment. However, before its nullification, it stated that slaves were only counted as 3/5ths of a person when determining representation for slave states.

Opponents will argue this article of the Constitution did not equate black slaves as less than human, but I would respectfully argue that it takes a special type of disregard for your fellow man/woman/child to consider them property with no human rights instead of people, but I digress. Okay, I won’t digress just yet. Read the accounts of former slave Frederick Douglass and others like him, then come back to me and tell me how the slave owners truly valued the humanity of those they oppressed.

I will abstain from calling Pro-Choicers the new Pro-Slavery movement, but only for a short time.  Sadly, unlike the slaves of old who could voice their discontent or gain their freedom, the aborted have no such luxury.