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Betsy DeVos Compares Ending Abortion With Ending Slavery

Schooling Secretary Betsy DeVos told an audience of conservative Christians that their combat to limit abortion was like President Abraham Lincoln’s quest to abolish slavery, and in contrast defenders of slavery with trendy abortion rights activists.

Lincoln, “too, contended with the pro-choice arguments of his day. They prompt {that a} state’s option to be slave or to be free had no ethical query in it,” DeVos stated Wednesday at a dinner for Colorado Christian University, held on the Museum of the Bible in Washington. “Nicely, President Lincoln reminded these pro-choicers that may be a huge portion of the American folks that don’t look upon that matter as being this little or no factor. They give the impression of being upon it as an enormous ethical evil.”

Lincoln was proper concerning the slavery alternative then, and he can be proper concerning the life alternative at present. As a result of because it’s been stated: Freedom just isn’t about doing what we wish. Freedom is about having the precise to do what we ought.

The occasion was closed to the press, however attended by the Colorado Times Recorder, which first reported on DeVos’ feedback Thursday.

DeVos instructed the viewers she hopes to make abortion “unconstitutional” and “unthinkable.”

She additionally praised President Donald Trump for putting in conservative judges on the nation’s courts — together with the Supreme Court docket, the place conservatives hope dismantling Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 choice guaranteeing a girl’s proper to an abortion, shall be on the desk.

Trump on Friday is slated to become the first sitting president to in person address the March for Life, an annual gathering of anti-abortion proponents on the Nationwide Mall. Trump has relied closely on support from conservatives and evangelical Christians, and has used social points like abortion to rally his base, regardless that a few of his views and actions haven’t been in step with these of conservatives.

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