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Day Gardner of the National Black Pro-Life Union Comments on The Supreme Court's Rulings that Neither Blacks nor the Pre-born are 'Fully Human'

by Staff
March 12, 2009
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MEDIA ADVISORY, ( -- Day Gardner, president of the National Black Pro-Life Union submits this statement regarding the anniversary of the decision of the Supreme Court/Dred Scott Case:

One hundred and fifty seven years ago today Dred Scott, a black slave, petitioned the Supreme for his freedom, but was denied. In the case known as the Dred Scott decision, the Supreme Court ruled that slaves--even freed slaves, and all their descendants, had no rights protected by the Constitution and that states had no right to abolish slavery.

The reasoning in Dred Scott and Roe v. Wade is nearly identical. In both cases the Court stripped all rights from a class of human beings and reduced them to nothing more than the property of others.

In the Dred Scott case of 1857 the Supreme Court said:

Dred Scott was not fully human. He was the property of his owner -- and therefore he had no rights at all. The Court stated that because

Dred Scott was not deemed "fully human", he could be bought, sold or even killed at the owner's discretion.

In the Roe v. Wade case of 1973 the Supreme Court said the same thing:

A baby is the property of his/her mother -- and that he/she is not fully human, therefore he/she has no rights at all. The Court stated that because an unborn baby is not deemed "fully human" he/she can be bought, sold or even killed at the mother's whim.

The Dred Scott Decision implied that even if slavery is cruel and degrading, slaves are not human and so their suffering is as ethically important or unimportant as the suffering of domestic animals and they do not have any rights that would justify the abolition of slavery.

There are also those heartless people today who say while abortion is cruel and gruesome, babies are not wanted, therefore their suffering is unimportant or even less important than the suffering of domestic animals and therefore do not have any rights that would justify ending the atrocity of abortion.

In the Court's eyes, unborn children are now the same "beings of an inferior order" that the justices considered Blacks to be over a century ago.

We must all come to realize that if we are the truly America that holds life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness so dear -- then we must obliterate the scourge of abortion from our midst otherwise we are no better than the those who perpetrate the conflict in Darfur, or any other country where human beings are enslaved, butchered or denied their rights just because they are meeker or weaker.

Day Gardner is the president of the National Black Pro- Life Union headquartered in Washington, DC.

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