Ben Carson took the Internet by storm today when he said he would “love” to see Roe v. Wade overturned… and compared the law to slavery.
“I’m a reasonable person, and if people can come up with a reasonable explanation of why they would like to kill a baby, I’ll listen,” Carson said in an interview that aired on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
But but, what about rape and incest?
“Rape and incest, I would not be in favor of killing a baby because the baby came about in that way,” he said.
Imagine that. Someone who thinks we don’t have to murder a child because their parents were irresponsible, or at the very worst, heartless and criminal.
Carson went on to compare abortion to slavery saying,
“During slavery, a lot of the slave owners thought that they had the right to do whatever they wanted to that slave.” Carson said. “Anything that they chose to do.”
Well, when you put it that way… it does kinda sound like abortion, now doesn’t it? Thinking you “own” someone else’s body and can do with it whatever you will? Yikes.
But here’s another angle no one likes to talk about: Roe v. Wade has devalued human life in American culture. Not only are mothers and fathers willing to kill their offspring – and find it socially acceptable to do so – but children in general are viewed as a burden rather than a blessing.
Sound cliche? Just a crazy conservative soundbite? Check this out.
The women’s liberation movement declared in the 60s and 70s that legalizing abortion would decrease the number of unwanted pregnancies in America. Their reasoning was probably that killing unwanted babies would result in fewer unwanted babies. But much to their chagrin, post Roe v. Wade, American women conceived at a 30% greater rate than prior to 1973. It’s called a false sense of security and an erroneous talking point. Much like the “more access to birth control leads to fewer abortions” load of horse manure.
Also, abortion is a great way for a man to skate out of his fatherhood responsibilities. Free sex, no consequences, even if there was a pregnancy.
As sex got cheap, life got cheaper.
More than 56 MILLION babies have been aborted since 1973. But they’re not the only innocents who’ve suffered.
The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect has reported child abuse has increased more than 1,000 percent since the legalization of abortion in 1973. Deaths due to child abuse continued to rise after the Roe v. Wade decision and increased by 400 percent between 1972 and 1990. Which isn’t actually a surprise, if you think about it. If it’s totally okay to kill your child, why isn’t it okay to beat them? If life inside the womb is meaningless, then why is life outside the womb worth valuing?
Child abuse on the rise also flies in the face of one of the pro-choicers’ favorite arguments: if you abort an unwanted child, you’ll prevent its abuse. Again, totally okay to kill your baby so you won’t beat it up later. Nice. Of course the overall devaluing of human life has resulted in the exact opposite.
We can probably say abortion kills children both inside and outside the womb, and Dr. Carson is right, after all. If you think you own someone else’s body, you can do whatever you like with it. Including tear it up and suck it out.
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