One of the things virtually every American can fight against is the mass killing of any group of people. The United States is a place where every single citizen can acknowledge the value of life. Written expressly in the Declaration of Independence as the “right to life,” this country has always been on the frontlines of pushing for the dignity of human existence. Interestingly, when the left and our most powerful institutions hide the world’s most present genocide, we as a nation let it carry on.
Abortion claims the lives of over 3,000 innocent children a day. The reason this goes unnoticed is precisely because of the word games pro-choice advocates play on a daily basis. Phrases like “reproductive healthcare,” “terminating a pregnancy,” and “my body, my choice” are perfect examples of these folks hiding the horrors of abortion. Nevertheless, the most dangerous argument they use is the blatant lie of saying fetuses are merely just a clump of cells and are not truly humans yet.
The fact is, human life begins at conception. With today’s scientific technology, that is now an indisputable truth. But the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court case ruled that “the word ‘person’ as used in the 14th Amendment, does not include the unborn,” paving the way for millions of babies’ right to life being denied. History repeats itself, as it has throughout time, by calling any living human being a “non-human” which then results in widespread genocide.
One of the worst personifications of this has been the scourge of slavery. Human beings have been enslaving each other since time immemorial. The British enslaved the Irish and Muslims enslaved black Africans, to name a few.
The landmark case of Dred Scott v Sandford in 1857, ruled that “[a black person] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever profit could be made by it.” This ruling entailed that the only value of an African-American is their ability to be owned as property and that they are not equal to a white person. Slaveholders treated slaves like livestock. When they pleased their owner, they were rewarded. When they did not, they were murdered. Chief Justice Taney’s decision justified the argument that killed as many as 60 million slaves throughout history.
Throughout the middle of the 20th century, the world saw its most gruesome genocide ever. The Holocaust is one of the most touching subjects that’s been commemorated and remembered by Americans everywhere. In 1936, the most supreme court of Germany under Nazi control ruled that, “Jews will not be recognized as a person in the legal sense.” In addition, Adolf Hitler said that Jews are undoubtedly a race, but not human. After this was written in Mein Kampf and preached on a daily basis throughout the public squares of 1930’s Nazi Germany, Hitler captured millions of Jews and put them into concentration camps. Similar to slaves, when these dehumanized Jews worked successfully, they were kept. But when the last of their energy departed from their bodies, they were executed. The Nazi’s murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust.
In world history, there were additional instances of dehumanization that did not result in actual genocide per say, yet did justify large amounts of killings. Women have not had the same rights as men up until a few decades ago. Yet in previous years they were viewed as not even real people in legal terms. In 1909, a British voting rights case said, “The statutory word ‘person’ did not in these circumstances include women.” Women have been subjected to terrible treatment in even older times, and even today radical Islamic ideals use this same concept to justify honor killings and sex trafficking of women in the Middle East and Africa.
But altogether, these events have one thing in common. When the victims were convenient, they were kept. When they weren’t, they were slaughtered. And yet as disgusting as that sounds, it is still happening today.
99% of all abortions in the U.S. happen out of mere “convenience.” Whether it be the women’s age, income, number of children, not wanting others to know– and most disturbingly in some cases, the gender of the baby– women are electing to abort their children based on their own expediency. To this date, over 60 million babies have been aborted since 1973.
Wake up America. Not only are we letting today’s most horrid genocide happen, we are funding it and calling it “choice.”
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