Fox contributor compares abortion to slavery: "This is not the first time in American history where one group of powerful people are deciding who is sufficiently human enough"

Fox contributor compares abortion to slavery: "This is not the first time in American history where one group of powerful people are deciding who is sufficiently human enough"

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From the May 22 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): These 2020 candidates aren't just saying you know, rape and incest and exceptions and even first trimester, which pro-lifers like me don't even agree with, but a lot of American population does. They're saying abortion unfettered, unregulated all the way through the third trimester and even after birth. You may not know Ainsley, but the House Republicans every single week are introducing a bill to give protections to any baby who's born, whether it's born naturally or through a botched abortion. The Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, refuse to take up that bill. That's how radical they are.

And also, I'll remind the viewers: This is not the first time in American history where one group of powerful people are deciding who is sufficiently human enough so they can do whatever they want with them. And back in those days they focused on property rights and state rights and they talked about rights. And they didn't talk about the humanity of the people that were affected by those laws. So this is a place where pro-lifers feel very strong. They feel like they're on a very high scientific and moral ground. They feel like they're the abolitionists of our day. And they feel like science in particular is backing them up and moving momentum on their side and that's why you're seeing what you're seeing. 

Previously:

Media highlight how to help people in states passing restrictive abortion laws

Right-wing media and abortion opponents celebrate and defend Alabama law banning abortion

Right-wing media’s meltdown about Beto O’Rourke's abortion comment is as opportunistic as it is obvious

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