We Will Look Back and View Abortion as We View Slavery Today

The Daily Signal | 1/16/2019 | Staff
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Star Parker is a columnist for The Daily Signal and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education.

Tennessee’s new senator, Marsha Blackburn, has just introduced the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act. This coincides with this year’s March for Life, noting 46 years since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

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The legislation would end all federal funding to all abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood.

This is the first legislative initiative by Blackburn, elected to the Senate in 2018 after serving eight terms in House of Representatives. Blackburn has been a principled, unwavering pro-life conservative in all her years of public service, and I commend her for this.

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It is about time that as a nation we understand the scourge of abortion in the broadest context of how it impacts our nation’s health and wealth.

I have spoken and written often about this, comparing our social upheavals of today to those of the 1850s, when slavery was the issue tearing our nation apart.

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The 1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act, championed by Sen. Stephen Douglas, provided that citizens of these new territories could vote to determine whether slavery would be permitted.

The act was, on the issue of slavery, pro-choice.

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Abraham Lincoln touched the heart of the matter in his famous speech, Oct. 16, 1854, in Peoria, Illinois.

“Judge Douglas interrupted me to say,” said Lincoln, “that the principle (of) the Nebraska Bill was very old; that it originated when God made man and placed good and evil before him, allowing him to choose for himself, being responsible for the choice he should make.”

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Lincoln answered that “the facts of this proposition are not true as stated. God did not place good and evil before man, telling him to make his choice. On the contrary, he did tell him there was one tree, of the fruit of which, he should...
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