As the left sees its election lead vanishing, they look into their bag of sure fire tricks and pull out a standard polarizing topic: abortion. Why does abortion fire up so many voters? The right to take another life has always been a stain on our history and our country.
Let's look at how abortion is a mirror to slavery of the past. Many moralists believed it was immoral to own or kill another human being. It was not until a war was fought and the president changed the law that it became illegal for one human being to determine the life outcome of a fellow human being. It was once lawful for a slave owner to purchase property (a slave), sell, abuse, or kill his own property with little or no outrage from fellow humans. Nowadays, a woman can also kill her property i.e., her pregnancy.
Since a slave was considered property, the slave owner decided if the slave should live or die. The slave held no power in the decision. If the slave was interfering in the life of the slave owner to an undesirable state, the slave owner could decide to sell the slave or even to have the slave put to death. The slave owner had property rights to the future of that human life. Hundreds of thousands died in order to end the issue of calling a fellow human being "property." The issue of property rights of owning another fellow human being became repugnant.
There is a war going on today that has the same moral issue. Slavery had to do with one person believing they had property rights regarding another human being. In our society today, women have the same rights when it comes to the ownership of their unborn children. If the woman decides she does not want the child she can kill the child with no legal repurcussions. A woman can be six months pregnant and go to an abortion clinic and end that child's life with no repercussions just as the slave owner could kill his slaves. The child has no rights to their life anymore that a slave did years ago. If a woman decides that her pregnancy is not working well into her life since she “owns” the property within her, she has the right to end the life within her. Abortion is the slavery of the 21st century. Will we have to fight a war to end the belief that women have property rights to another human being?
Abortion is the one issue that will polarize a nation quicker than any other issues during election time. If you believe that a person does have the right to take another person life then you will probably vote for Obama. He states he would give his daughters an abortion because he does not want to saddle his daughters with a mistake. Abortion is a moral issue. It is a moral question as to when life begins and when the child is viable. The truth is this country has given property rights to women who are pregnant. A woman has the property rights to her body just as the slave owner had property rights to his slave's life. It took a war and new laws to stop slavery, what will it take to stop abortion?
I agree that a woman does have the right to her body but that also includes the newly formed woman in the womb. I believe that just as a slave master was able to murder his slave if he or she did not meet with their approval, it is the same logical answer given for abortions. The pregnancy does not meet with the approval of the woman and so since she holds property rights to her body and therefore the child, she has the right to kill the child just as the slave owner had the right to do away with his property problem.
The left is in such a bad place that I guess they will have only "one trick" left up their sleeves. Anytime the left gets into a place of no win, they reach into their pocket and the pull out their "go to rally topic" of, you guessed it... ABORTION! They have gone to this issue so many times even the abortionist get weary of being called baby killers. The women I know that have had abortions will say it was a mistake. The women I know that have had abortions still mark their dead child's birthday each year. The women I know that have had abortions do not want their daughters or their granddaughters to experience their pain that followed them throughout their lives.
So abortion is a HUGE issue in this election. Abortion affects all. But more than all of the above reasons, the women I know that have had an abortion, want this election to be about issues that affect the majority of women. They are interested in a secure job that become a career, a safe future free of a another 911 attack, a house to live in, their neighborhood vibrant and not full of empty houses, they want medical care that they direct and not medical care that the government directs, and they want their retirement protected. They have seen these serious issues become lost in the clamor of the more fiery issue of abortion. The abortion issue affects a very limited small group of Americans. Why is it that the majority of Americans have to be highjacked into the abortion discussion each year by the left? Easy, it is all they have anymore!