Makes you go "hmmm"
Considering the fight we are in here in my town against another grievous human rights violation, I found the parallels quite compelling. For instance:
After the Revolutionary War, and after the constitutional government had been established, the pro- and anti-slavery factions clashed. The debate was whether to nationally fight for abolition of slavery, or let each state decide. When anti-slavery activists pushed for the end of slavery to be included with in the Bill of Rights, a pro-slavery activist argued to let each state determine its politics regarding slavery. He also wrote that blacks were, "inherently inferior beings who would be harmed by freedom." This sound exactly like the pro-abortion crowd that says pre-born humans are inferior beings who would be harmed by being born unwanted.
The Quakers were avid abolitionists, and lived out their beliefs by protesting and praying for the end to slavery, as well as helping escaped slaves. The very same pro-slavery activist who called the black inferior, also denounced the Quakers as "spies, traitors, pacifists and hypocritical money grubbers." That sounds eerily similar to the names the anti-abortion activists are called ~ fanatics, terrorists, hypocrites, and selfish.
I found it exceptionally telling that the tactics used by pro-slavery people are the exact same ones used by pro-abortion advocates. I also found it very encouraging seeing that in the end, the anti-slavery advocates eventually came out the victors, and are looked upon as brave and forward thinking people to this day. It goes without saying that I am also gratified that such a human rights violation was overthrown, and justice achieved. We shall overcome!