Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Abortion is the Darfur of's slavery

The San Francisco Chronicle has this gem. Here are some choice quotes:

"The abortion issue is huge. It is the Darfur of America," and it's time to educate the public about it, said Walter Hoye, a Berkeley preacher who founded the Issues4Life Foundation, a recently formed Union City-based organization intent on drafting more African Americans into the fight against abortion...

He compares abortion to slavery and says the fetus has a right to be protected by the Constitution.

"It is not the first time a segment of the community has had their rights denied," Childress said. "It is a civil rights issue because it is dehumanizing and not giving proper status as a citizen. Most people on the opposite side think it is not a person, just like they did during slavery. It is not the first time this country has done us wrong."
There are, of course, other voices of sanity out there (via the same article):
The Rev. Amos Brown, president of the San Francisco branch of the NAACP, said that abortion is not a civil rights issue and that he has no plans to take part in the events.

"San Francisco's top civil rights issues are education, economic empowerment and political engagement," Brown said. "African American students are behind every ethnic group in this city academically. People who are learned and informed do the right thing. If not, they engage in destructive behavior.

"These pro-life people are demagogues and ideologues and are not receiving overwhelming support from the black community."
I don't think I need to say who's side I'm on. This Hoye guy is fucking ridiculous. The guy is nuts.

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