Friday, December 11, 2015

Pro-Life Movement to Abolish Abortion a Descendant of Abolitionist Moment to Abolish Slavery


By Ray Bomberg

The world is moved by music. There is, perhaps, no more compelling construction than a melody to elevate and embolden a cause. Anti-slavery abolitionists understood its power and its ability to sustain them when defeat loomed all around.

Abolitionists were the targets of intense political persecution and verbal and physical violence. William Lloyd Garrison, by the leader of the American Anti-Slavery Society, was brutally attacked for his anti-slavery beliefs, nearly lynched in Boston by a pro-slavery mob. There were many songs of abolition to declare Liberty and to encourage those weary in the fight. These stanzas from an anti-slavery hymn, sung to My Country ‘Tis of Thee, are powerful:

My native country! thee
Where all men are born free,
If white their skin:
I love thy hills and dales,
Thy mounts and pleasant vales,
But hate thy negro sales,
As foulest sin.
Let wailing swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees,
The black man’s wrong;
Let every tongue awake,
Let bond and free partake,
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.
Our Father’s God! To thee,
Author of Liberty,
To thee we sing;
Soon may our land be bright,
With holy freedom’s right,
Protect us by they might,
Great God, our King.

Prolife advocates are direct descendants of slavery abolitionists. Both the slavery abolitionist and the abortion abolitionist struggle for human dignity and justice. This plight is rooted in the reality that we are created beings with intrinsic worth that can never be defined by man, woman or governmental institution. And like most anti-slavery leaders, the Prolife movement is entirely devoted to peaceful means to change public opinion and end a violent injustice.

Abortion is just as evil an institution as slavery—both industries are inhumane practices of profit-driven human bondage and destruction. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica: “The society’s antislavery activities frequently met with violent public opposition, withmobs invading meetings, attacking speakers, and burning presses.”

Today the supporters of abortion’s institutionalized dehumanization and violence don’t need to burn presses. The mainstream media torches any semblance of objectivity in the abortion debate, deliberately demonizing the pro-life movement with the most incendiary words. But the “prochoice” movement’s attacks are relentless (see this attack on Abby Johnson at the University of Washington), especially in allegedly educational environments, as was seen in my bizarre experience at Georgia State University. The pro-abortion student activists then tried to sue us, having an Atlanta attorney send us a cease and desist letter, because we posted their ludicrous public protest on YouTube. We called their bluff and refused to cease and desist speaking, and posting, the truth. The threat went nowhere.

The NAACP, too, tried to silence The Radiance Foundation for calling them the National Association for the Abortion of Colored People. In an irrefutably accurate news article criticizing their pro-abortion radicalism (and using their own documentation), we exercised our free speech. Like many other pro-abortion activists, the NAACP tried to trample the First Amendment with a frivolous lawsuit but lost their pathetic attempt to censor the truth.

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