Some Democratic Party leaders are angered that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos compared the battle to end slavery in America with the fight to end abortion.
“[Former President Abraham Lincoln] too contended with the pro-choice arguments of his day. They suggested that a state’s choice to be slave or to be free had no moral question in it,” DeVos said during a speech at the Colorado Christian University’s annual president’s dinner Wednesday night at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., according to the Colorado Times Recorder.
“Well, President Lincoln reminded those pro-choicers that is a vast portion of the American people that do not look upon that matter as being this very little thing. They look upon it as a vast moral evil,” she said.
“Lincoln was right about the slavery ‘choice’ then, and he would be right about the life ‘choice’ today,” she added. “Because as it’s been said: Freedom is not about doing what we want. Freedom is about having the right to do what we ought.”
DeVos also pointed out the “irony” of supporting a woman’s choice to have an abortion but not for mothers who want to enroll their children in nontraditional public schools.
“There are many in the pro-life movement who heroically work to make abortion unconstitutional,” DeVos said. “Tonight, let’s talk about making it unthinkable.”
Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., a pro-abortion advocate, attacked DeVos for saying that both slavery and abortion are human rights issues. Pressley then challenged DeVos to “come say this to my face.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leonardo Blair