A leading Republican in the Michigan state legislature is refusing to apologize after comparing legal abortion to legal slavery – remarks that have drawn criticism from pro-choice members of the chamber.
Michigan Sen. Majority Leader Mike Shirkey made the comments during an interview with Radio Free Hillsdale.
“I believe the rampant acceptance of unfiltered and unregulated abortion, or frankly allowing abortion to occur at all, is the scourge of our country now today,” he said. “In my mind, it’s comparable – and people are going to be very upset when I say this – but it is comparable to the scourge we endured when we still had slavery in this country. It is no less a scourge today than slavery was then.”
Such comparisons aren’t new. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, in the mid-2000s, also compared abortion to slavery.
Democratic state Sen. Erika Geiss, who is black, urged Shirkey to apologize.
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Source: Christian Headlines