Thursday, April 03, 2008


Friday, April 04, 2008
Today's unborn blacks: More vulnerable than slaves

Exclusive: Ellis Washington uses Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech to condemn abortion

By Ellis Washington

Power concedes nothing without a demand.
~ Frederick Douglass


While I fully realize that the subject of abortion is an unspoken blasphemy in polite company, nevertheless during this political season I feel compelled to address this most critical issue of modern times. Why? Like slavery, abortion gives one person the power to terminate the life of another under the color of law.

Chattel slavery, or the idea that one man can own and sell another person as his own personal property, was outlawed in 1865 by force of arms in the Civil War and de jure (by law) via the 13th Amendment. Nevertheless, American society has a modern form of slavery that in my opinion is vastly more clandestine and diabolical than America's 400-year experiment with "that peculiar institution" – abortion.

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How Sweet the Sound

I've been savoring Eric Metaxas' superlative book
Amazing Grace since a friend gave it to me for my
last BD. I can't say enough about how well written this book is
and how much one can learn beyond the details in Amazing Grace, the movie.

Imagine my delight when World Net Daily my favorite news source, published this
great article:

Wilberforce descendant condemns abortion
'We are no better than those slave traders'
Posted: March 31, 2008
10:08 pm Eastern


William Wilberforce

A great, great grandson of successful anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce is addressing the contemporary "slavery" issue, abortion.

In a commentary on a United Kingdom blog, Gerard Wilberforce wrote he believes his ancestor, who campaigned for years for the end of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807, which led to the abolition of slavery through out British Empire in 1833, would consider the two activities similar.

"I am often asked what would be the campaigns Wilberforce would be fighting if he were alive in 21st century Britain. I believe that there would be a number of different issues – among them human trafficking and the scourge of drugs. But almost certainly at the top of the list, would be the issue of abortion," wrote Gerard Wilberforce, a Catholic priest.

"As the Human Fertilization and Embryology bill comes before Parliament over the next few weeks, the opportunity presents itself to amend the abortion act," he continued. "With the number of abortions having reached 200,000 per year in the UK alone, the time is right to tighten up the law that was designed to protect women by ending illegal abortion, but never to allow such a high degree of deprived life."

He said there are "great similarities" between the preborn child and the status of African slaves 200 years ago.

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