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Yes, Vice President Harris, let’s compare slavery and abortion

Vice President Kamala Harris, who “takes stuff seriously”, has offered a supposedly serious argument against Dobbs. Harris

on Monday compared the recent Supreme Court ruling overturning a constitutional right to abortion to America’s history of slavery, saying “our country has a history of claiming ownership over human bodies.”

Harris’ scathing analogy came in a speech at the NAACP’s 113th convention, where also she blasted many of the “so-called leaders” of the anti-abortion movement for being “the same ones who are passing laws to restrict the ability to vote” on state laws that could make it easier to terminate pregnancies.

Well, one VP’s scathing analogy is another citizen’s deeply flawed, inverted, and failed analogy. Harris insists that taking away the “right” to kill one’s unborn child is akin to slavery—taking away one’s personal freedom. In the words of White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre: “[Harris] is correct. Today’s decisions are criminalizing doctors and essentially taking the rights away from women, taking the freedom away from women. Really taking away people’s privacy.”

In fact, slavery and abortion do share some important parallels. But they aren’t what Harris thinks, in large part because she and other pro-abortion zealots will not and cannot acknowledge the personhood of the unborn child.

Back in early 2008, then-Senator Barack Obama had told Christianity Today, “I don’t know anybody who is pro-abortion. I think it’s very important to start with that premise.” I wrote: “Well, sure it is. Otherwise people might get the wrong idea and think that your 100% NARAL rating and unrelenting supporting of abortion might actually be pro-abortion.” Later that year, I took up the topic again in a lengthy InsightScoop blog post, after a reader had insisted the “pro-choice” is not the same as “pro-abortion”, and then described my argument against that sophistic nonsense as “overly-simplistic”.

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