Today, Obamacare threatens to trample liberty underfoot in its drive to force acceptance of abortion on Catholic and non-Catholic institutions that try to defend innocent human lives.
What was wrong in slavery is what is wrong in abortion: It denies to members of our human family their rightful place at the national celebration of the Glorious Fourth. It says we will celebrate as your lives ebb away. It says we know what Time’s Joe Klein writes is true: “That thing in the womb is human.” But we will look away. As we contemplate the nation’s birthday, we should ask ourselves: Doesn’t everyone deserve a birth day?
Lincoln said it well: If slavery is not wrong, then nothing is wrong. We agree. And if abortion is not wrong, then nothing is wrong. So tweet, Chris Rock, and don’t let us forget the tragedy that was American bondage. And join us, we appeal to you, join us in opposition to abortion.
Ken Blackwell and Bob Morrison are senior fellows with the Family Research Council in Washington, D.C.