Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Suppose a political party down the street started campaigning to reintroduce slavery into American life. Would that upset you? Would you speak out against it? It seems like a question that needs no real consideration. Of course, we would stand against slavery! Our culture knows that slavery was and is wrong. But it wasn’t too long ago that half the country justified slavery.
I recently had the privilege and duty to share in the ministry of the Genocide Awareness Project at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, conducted by The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform. During our demonstration, which argues that abortion is a form of genocide, I heard a male student from an African descent articulate a widespread sentiment concerning abortion.
“I am personally against abortion but I wouldn’t stop someone else from having one.”
I asked him: “if I wanted to have a slave or if the whole south wanted to have slaves, would you be content with saying 'that is their decision'?
The man answered, “no I wouldn’t.”
I said, “That is what we are saying. It is not okay to own someone else and it is not ok to kill someone else.”
He responded, “I can see that.”
Suppose Slavery was still taking place in the southern United States. Would we be content to say, “I am personally against slavery, but I wouldn’t stop someone else from having a slave”? Of course, we wouldn’t. So, why don’t we do something about abortion?
The Genocide Awareness Project