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How Dare You Compare Abortion to The Holocaust or Slavery?

I have heard many people cry foul whenever any pro-lifer uses the Jewish Holocaust or slavery in America as a comparison to abortion. Many times at my talks someone will scold me during question-and-answer time, claiming to be offended that I would use such a comparison.

The problem they have is not really the fact that a comparison is being made to one of these horrific tragedies; after all, we build museums, memorials and reminders of what happened to make sure something like the Jewish Holocaust will never happen again. The problem really is that we have elevated what they consider to be a blob of tissue to personhood status.

If comparison in and of itself were the problem, then we would not go to such great lengths to educate society about what happened. The reason places like Auschwitz are open for the public is to guarantee that we understand the horror of what took place in the death camps.

This is precisely the reason we use such imagery. We want to the world to understand that what makes us so sick about Jewish Holocaust is precisely what makes us sick about the Abortion Holocaust. We talk about the Dred Scott Supreme Court Decision because we want people to see that Roe v. Wade is just as despicable.

The same reason these people are so upset about pro-lifers using these comparisons is the very reason we use them: personhood. We have a duty to use the tools that history has given us to educate future generations about the bloodshed that has already destroyed the lives of over 52,000,000 innocent American baby boys and girls.

Dred Scott declared that human persons with black skin were not actually human persons, but only 3/5 human. Adolf Hitler and the Nazis decided that human persons who were of Jewish heritage were not actually human persons, but some kind of pest or rodent that needed exterminating. Roe v. Wade pronounced that human persons who were in the first nine months of their human development were not human persons unless their mother decided they were.

How can we not have learned our lessons about trying to redefine personhood? How is it that we still have audacity to play God and strip away personhood rights from another group of people, this time simply because of their age?

We know that skin color does not determine the personhood of a human being; they are human no matter what shade their skin is. We know that nationality does not determine the personhood of a human being; they are human not matter where they come from. We should also know that age does not determine the personhood of a human being; they are human from the moment they start living until the day they die.

Some try to claim that a human being does not start living until nine months after his or her development starts, which really does not make any sense at all. From the very second the development of a human being starts, the thing developing is a human being. These human persons cannot suddenly become another species; they remain human beings throughout their development. That development starts the moment the sperm and egg unite and ends when that human person dies. From zygote, embryo, fetus, infant, toddler, teen, adult to senior, the human being cycles through different stages of his or her life, until natural death.

The fact is these comparisons have to be made in order to show the full scope of the tragedy that took place on January 22, 1973. I would argue that we should be offended if we don’t compare these events and use these historical tools to show the world the truth about the Abortion Holocaust.

It is obvious that we have not yet learned from the unthinkable acts of human destruction in history and the ignorance that led to such devastation. We are obligated to take these lessons and teach people the truth in hopes we can end the plague of child killing that is abortion.

I would go as far as saying, “How dare we not compare the Abortion Holocaust to the American Slave Trade, the Jewish Holocaust or any other catastrophic evil in history?”

19 Comments

  1. Rozanne Baptiste
    Posted April 9, 2013 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    Its terrible that pro-life people are in the minority, and that so few people wish to use the expression “institutionalised killing” to convey sentiments about the appearance of that “machine” that is Modern Medicine. Of course, during the holocaust, the killing happened to people by a different method. But, truely, killing, in any way at all, is evil. Being involved in the killing, must be dreadful, and yet, the beings who do it, seem to not think/feel that way about it. And only a very small number seem to change their ways. Its a terrible mystery why that is the case and why people seem so sure of theirselves.

  2. Slayr
    Posted August 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    If you really think it’s murder do more than post angry blogs. Make it stop. Have the courage of your convictions and do more than yammer. If you think it is really murder. Make it stop. Until then, stfu.

    • Caleb
      Posted January 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

      Words have power. It’s blogs like this that support people like me when we go out and try to end abortion. Besides, I’m sure the author of the blog /does/ try to make it stop.

    • Jenny C
      Posted May 8, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

      Making abortion stop is much easier said than done. This is a multi-billion dollar business that is supported by many governments throughout the world. Even your anger in your response tells how heated the debate is. If it were really that simple 56,000,000 babies would not have perished since 1973. Please outline your strategic plan for ending world wide abortion. I would love to see it.

    • lillian porter
      Posted October 26, 2015 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

      Pro-Lifers have been doing more than blogging, they were fighting abortion even before the Roe-Wade decision in 1973. They have opposed the machine in prayerful vigils, in protests, in letter writing, in contacting Senators and Congressmen, plodding on without a lot of signs that they were being heard. But they were being heard by friends and the children they produced, they were being noticed by folks in other countries that are taking up the standard now. The Washington March for Life began in 1974 and last year had upwards of 600,00 participants. Other cities in the U.S. and in several other countries are now holding their own peaceful demonstration. Many of the faces in these crowds of are those of young people. They call themselves “abolitionists”, “the prolife generation” and “abortion survivors”. There are also many women (and men) whose children were aborted. They can be seen with black signs saying “I regret my abortion”. Former abortionists and industry workers now swell the pro-life ranks (I am one of that group) along with members of ethnic minorities and representatives from secular groups such as ‘Atheists for Life’ and ‘Feminists for Life’ . They are taking action in many ways even forming their own pro-life groups, blogging, making music and films. They are tired of being ignored by the mainstream media.

  3. Sean
    Posted June 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    What’s sad is the extent to which people are incapable of recognizing how genocidal abortion is. I have seen pro-abortion zealots spew some of the most hateful ideas regarding the rights of children. And what’s even more disturbing is how quickly these people are willing to label you as anti-woman. I am not anti-woman; in fact, I am so pro-woman that I would like to end all abortions, which claim the lives of millions of boys AND girls. Not to mention the fact that abortion further promotes the oppression of women by simply making it okay for them to end other human lives.

    There’s this quote by American abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison which I love, and which I believe should be the motto of every pro-life activist: “I am aware that many object to the severity of my language; but is there not cause for severity? I will be as harsh as truth, and as uncompromising as justice. On this subject, I do not wish to think, or speak, or write, with moderation. No! No! Tell a man whose house is on fire to give a moderate alarm; tell him to moderately rescue his wife from the hands of the ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extricate her babe from the fire into which it has fallen;—but urge me not to use moderation in a cause like the present. I am in earnest—I will not equivocate—I will not excuse—I will not retreat a single inch—AND I WILL BE HEARD. The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the resurrection of the dead.”

    That is what our creed should be, as we work to end murder in all of its forms: abortion, war, capital punishment, forced euthanasia, and animal slaughter.

  4. Milly
    Posted June 19, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    You are a disgusting human being. Comparing the suffering of millions of BORN, LIVING people who experienced incredible atrocities to a woman emptying her uterus is offensive to actual victims and their families. Foetuses may have the genetic make up of a human, but until they are living and breathing on their own, are conscious and sentient and experiencing the world, they are not “beings” per se, they are just a potential being, an organism living inside the body of another. And unless the woman wants her body to be used for another organism, she has the right to bodily autonomy, and can abort. Genocides happen because fanatics decide that society is better off without some group for some random reason. These are sadistic killers. Abortion happens because a woman makes a very personal decision about how to proceed with making a family. No one hates babies and wants them all to die, enough of the emotional appeals. For example, I love babies, and I plan to have a bunch of them in the future. But I am 19 and right now if I got pregnant, me and my boyfriend could not afford to take care of it, my parents cannot afford to help me out, a crying baby would disrupt the lives of my sisters still living at home. it would be a shitty life not only for me and my boyfriend, but for my family, and for the child itself. Get over this weird love affair with foetuses, get out there and help some BORN children in the overcrowded foster care system, instead of campaigning for even more unwanted children to be brought into the world – that is the real tragedy. Stop comparing actual tragedies to abortion – do you know that forced gestation and birth actually is equal to rape and slavery, so stop using it for the emptying of a uterus. Abortion has been performed since the beginning of time; it happens in nature. It will never be illegal. We need to focus on the women and why they make such decisions. GET OVER IT.

    • Aya
      Posted July 30, 2014 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

      An abortion isn’t something which appears from nothing. Neither now nor in the past. It is a consequence of irresponsibility of selfish people who first have sex and then say “oh shit, we made a baby”. If you perform actions which might have consequences you are not ready to face, then stop it. Simple as that, if you wasn’t ready for having a baby, you shouldn’t make it. But if you did, you should GET OVER IT, and bring it up despite difficulties. A crying baby would disrupt your sister’s living, sorry man.

      BTW, how do you know that unborn people in uterus are’t conscious and sentient and experience the world? I think they are but in a different way than ours and I don’t think we have a right to judge how much “human” it is.

    • Jane Ripples
      Posted January 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

      Milly, you make the point quite nicely yourself:

      “Genocides happen because fanatics decide that society is better off without some group for some random reason.”

      “Genocide”: “refers to violent crimes committed against groups with the intent to destroy the existence of the group.”

      “Fanatic”: “a person with an extreme and uncritical enthusiasm or zeal,” like a pro-choice 19 year old female who has sex outside of marriage and doesn’t want to face the consequences of her actions.

      “Society”: all of us, including myself and others, who like you, also wouldn’t mind having a “bunch of them.” Read between the lines, there are those who would love to adopt your unwanted baby.

      “Some group”: the unborn

      “Some random reason”: see fanatic

      I have faith that in time, you like Norma Leah McCorvey, will come to know truth. Do some research on her, you might be surprised.

      • seriously?
        Posted April 12, 2015 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

        The analogy just does not compare. Genocide is aimed at destroying a specific group of people. You say the unborn are that group, but no one is aiming to destroy ALL fetuses, only the group of potential mothers that want to destroy their own. Also a fetus is a life stage, age does not count as a group targeted for genocide, everyone has been a fetus at some point so they can’t hate the idea of being a fetus or want to destroy them ALL. Even if there was a murder, could you compare a non-racist murder to the holocaust? That’s why comparing things like this to the holocaust are so offensive.

    • Grace
      Posted June 16, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

      I noticed in your argument that you said something is not a being until it is living and breathing. So, basically, something is not a living thing until it is living. Circular reasoning cannot be used to prove something like this. Lets take a look at the characteristics of living things (which can be found in any biology textbook).
      1. Living things are composed of cells. Right from fertilization, a baby is composed of living things. Check.
      2. Living things have cellular organization. Withing days, the cells of a baby arrange themselves into groupings. Check.
      3. Living things use energy. Obviously, a baby in the womb does this too.
      4. Living things respond to their environment. Within the first trimester, babies can react to loud noises. Check.
      5. Living things grow. Obviously, babies do this as well. They grow from being a fertilized egg to a full grown human being, unless someone kills them along the way.
      6. Living things reproduce. Well, this is not exactly applicable to this situation. While babies don’t reproduce, that doesn’t mean they are not living. In this sense, they are similar to toddlers. They have reproductive organs, before they are ready to be used.
      So yes, the baby is living. And I would agree with another one of your statements. Women have the right to bodily autonomy. There is a very simple way to achieve this. It is called abstinence. As you said, genocides happen because fanatics decide that society is better off without some group for some random reason. What justification is left for killing these innocent children?
      And to SERIOUSLY?: I disagree with some of your statements. You say that fetuses are not considered groups of people that can be targeted, and I find that interesting. If a serial killer chooses to kill people because they are teenagers, for example, they are targeting that age group. Also, you are saying that abortion is okay because people are not aiming to destroy ALL fetuses, but just a couple. So, is it okay for people to murder others of a certain race, gender, religions, political ideology, or age group so long as they do not kill all of them? Is it okay for mothers to kill their four year old children if they don’t want them? Hitler got away with killing all those people because he justified his actions. He reasoned that they are less than human, and that is exactly what pro-choice people are doing. If you disagree with that, you might want to look up more about the founder of Planned Parenthood. Also, you should go to the link if you are still unsure https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2KsU_dhwI. I pray that you and other pro-choice people will see what’s right.

    • Posted October 19, 2015 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

      Milly I can kind of tell you are a feminist I’m assuming but Telling People to get over isn’t going to make the problem go away you could try to do something productive instead of being offended by someone’s statement hold a press conference host your opinion let the world know your thoughts on your matter instead of being online typing posts for peoples ignorance even though in some ways you are wrong some ways your are right life isn’t about who is wrong or right its about how you react to it and perceive it Like a famous Guy said nothing is imposable Just Do It!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Posted August 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    ABORTION is murder . Until we stop using the term abortion in place of the word murder , we will continue to lag behind in our efforts to stop child sacrifice on alters of convenience in this or any other country .
    How does The Almighty see this act of abomination ? As murder , plain and simple .
    This country is under sentence of Divine Judgement for this alone .
    I personally believe we have very few months left until the complete physical demise of America .
    I believe in The Rapture, so I believe this will take out all children and babies before this judgement of the USA takes place .

  6. charlotte
    Posted October 24, 2014 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Pro life is the right way. Why can’t people take responsibility for their actions? They’d rather have sex with no consequences just to feel a few seconds of pleasure…sounds barbaric, the whole thing. Like they HAVE to have sex and when they find out they are pregnant they kill the potential life because they’re selfish and dont want to deal with it. I hope they remember it for the rest of their lives. I hope they feel guilt for being such monsters. Don’t have sex if you don’t want a baby. Simple, but apparently a lot of people are really stupid or just don’t care. I’m guessing the ones who don’t care are probably not going to be Christians.

  7. Demi
    Posted April 8, 2015 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    Say you have a daughter. She’s 19. She gets raped. And as it turns out, she is pregnant by the rapist. You would rather her carry and raise a human being created by a deeply violating act of aggression than get an abortion? Would you really be okay with that? At such a young age… and she would be reminded of this horrible personal violation every time she saw the kid? And every time the kid asks where his dad is, she has a flashback of a man forcing sex on her? I’m sorry but I would never want that for my child. I’m 19 myself and if this happened to me and i had to have that kid I would not be able to live with myself. “Get over it” is such as asshole response. Abortion is necessary sometimes, for physical and emotional health of the mother. And it should be up to the mother to decide what she wants.

    • Grace
      Posted June 16, 2015 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

      Definition of murder: the unlawful premeditated killing of one human being by another.
      The difference I see is that abortion is legal. So which is worse, abortion or murder? The baby’s life is being taken away because of what the father did. People cannot be deprived of life, liberty, or property without the due process of law. Who is defending the baby? If that baby were a person facing the death penalty, for the crimes of their father, the prosecution wouldn’t stand a chance. Why is this any different? Because the mother doesn’t want the baby? Then can a mother kill her newborn, toddler, child, or teenager if she doesn’t want it? No, because that is murder. What is the difference? When people attempt to kill adults, at least the second amendment gives people a right to defend themselves, and law enforcement goes after the person who attempted to murder them. Babies cannot defend themselves, and no one even goes after their murderer. They are paying them to kill more babies. Lets say a man cheats on his wife, and they get divorced. He committed a crime against her, with severe emotional consequences. Let’s say they had a child. The child would probably always remind the mother of the father, what he did, and why they aren’t together anymore. That doesn’t mean the mother can kill the child. Telling the mother to get over what the father did is a terrible thing to do, but telling her she can’t kill her child because of it is not.

      • Grace
        Posted June 16, 2015 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

        Sorry, I realized some mistakes in my post. When I said “So which is worse, abortion or murder?” I meant to say rape or murder. I also wanted to add that you are saying the only way for a mother in this case to be emotionally healthy in this case is to kill the baby, and I disagree with that. Good things can come out of bad things.

  8. Your Worshipfulness
    Posted May 12, 2015 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Let’s take the emotional appeal out of all of this for a second and look at the situation logically. We have two claims here–one that abortion is a right that women should have because no one should force someone to give up their bodily autonomy and two–that abortion is wrong because it is the murder of a baby (or what would some day become a baby)

    Rules of diplomacy say we look for the common ground between these two arguments. I propose that neither party is ‘pro-abortion.’ Rather, pro-choice women see abortion as an unfortunate necessity. (Like chemotherapy–not great, but better than the alternative.) What both parties would like to see is the end of the NEED for abortions.

    So what we really need to do is for all women to come together and fight for comprehensive healthcare for everyone, research into better, more effective birth control, and encourage diseminating all of that knowledge and information to the young men and women of childbearing ages. Imagine if schools provided free birth control implants for any girl who wanted one at the nurses’ office? No questions asked, no permission slips–you want one, you can have one. Any girl should be able to walk into any doctor’s office and get a prescription for birth control free. It should be handed out like candy. Condoms should come free with the napkins at fast food restaurants. Seriously.

    If we could end unwanted pregnancies before they began, we’d solve so many problems. We’d save the money it takes to get an abortion, the countless dollars spent fighting to keep it legal, the countless dollars spent fighting to make it illegal, the cost of all those children in foster care or other government programs, the money those women pay to take care of their children–clothes, carseats, childcare, etc. We could lift up a whole generation.

    Of course, much of the abortion argument is also tied up with notions of sexuality more common to the previous century. These concepts of sexuallity can seriously undermine the above goals, as providing birth control often equates with ‘encouraging sex’ in their minds. It actually puts them in the awkward position of condemning pre-marital sex and abortion while doing pretty much everything in their power to ensure young girls end up pregnant. (This is statistics talking) So we have to choose–what’s worse sexual immorality or abortion? If you chose abortion, step on up and get your prophylactics here!

  9. Posted March 21, 2016 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    No, it’s because it’s a grossly offensive comparison.

    Particularly because the Nazis banned abortion and Jewish women repeatedly had their right to bodily autonomy violated. They were subject to sexual violence and forced (note the word forced, it’s important) abortions. If they got pregnant they knew they were destined for Auschwitz, so were forced to desperately seek illegal abortions in order to save their own lives.

    On top of all that, people of the Jewish faith are largely pro-choice. You are co-opting the genocide of a people who explicitly disagree with your beliefs – to push your beliefs.

    How you can even *think* this is an acceptable thing to do is beyond me.

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