Abortion = Slavery?

The Huffington Post reports that “the Radiance Foundation, an Atlanta-based anti-abortion group, launched a billboard campaign on Sunday that compares abortion to the history of slavery in America. The 50 billboards — which were strategically erected on Juneteenth, which commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S. — feature the slogan, “The 13th Amendment Freed Us. Abortion Enslaves Us.”

“Comparing abortion to slavery certainly raises major concerns,” Hilary Shelton, director of the Washington bureau of the NAACP, told HuffPost in an interview. “Women are not forced to have abortions the way they were in servitude. Slavery was about not having the right to make any decisions. Women were actually bred to produce children for the purposes of profit. This is so far removed from that, that if it weren’t such a serious issue, it would almost be laughable.”

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