Democrats are attacking an Oklahoma state representative who compared the effort to abolish slavery to the current fight to end abortion during a debate on a new abortion bill.
Republican State Representative Jim Olsen is the author of the piece of legislation that is moving through the Oklahoma state legislature and would make abortion illegal in almost all situations.
KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City reported that Senate Bill 612 was passed by a House committee on Wednesday. “The bill would make the performance of abortions in cases that aren’t life-threatening a felony offense, resulting in a fine of as much as $100,000 or up to 10 years in prison,” the local outlet reported.
During a debate on the measure, Representative Olsen compared the effort to outlaw abortion in Oklahoma to the fight in Great Britain to get rid of slavery.
KOCO 5 reported:
“This is a cause of even greater import because it deals with innocent unborn life,” said Olsen, R-Roland.
State Rep. Ajay Pittman, D-Oklahoma City, responded to Olsen’s comments, asking for him to clarify them.
“So, to clarify what you just said, are you saying saving lives is more important than slavery? And saving those lives?” Pittman asked.
“The context that I was addressing that, none of us would like to be killed. None of us would like to be a slave. If I had my choice, I guess I’d be a slave. At least a slave has his life. Once your life is gone, it’s gone,” Olsen responded. “And I’m not minimalizing slavery. I’m illustrating the terrible injustice that was finally, finally erased from Great Britain and almost eventually the entire world.”
Democratic State Representative Ajay Pittman sent a statement to KOCO 5 News responding to Olsen’s rhetoric.
“In times like these where we see our nation on the cusp of reckoning social and racial injustices, we still endure implicit bias from our colleagues who are insensitive to what is said about the hurtful and ugly past of this country’s treatment of African Americans,” Pittman said. “Slavery is not something we should compare to anything in the year 2021 unless we discuss the spirit of superiority over women and people of color.”
“We continue as policymakers to chip away at the rights of women to choose proper health care for themselves, and now we are hearing our colleagues compare these issues of slavery which also limited the rights of Black women by not allowing them to have a choice not to have children by their slave masters.”
As reported by The Associated Press, Olsen said on Thursday that he stands by what he said. “I made a very historically appropriate analogy. I never spoke positively of slavery,” Olsen said. “One evil at one time was acceptable in our society, and now it’s not. I look forward to the time when we stop killing babies.”
The Democratic Party is demanding a censure of Olsen and an apology from him, according to Public Radio Tulsa.
Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair Alicia Andrews said, “The cavalier usage of racist terms with no repercussions is exhausting. I would be grateful if those who are elected to represent Oklahoma remember that they represent all of Oklahoma, even those of us who are Black and brown.”
The bill now heads to the Oklahoma House where it will be decided upon before it goes to the governor’s desk for a signature or a veto.
HD Editor’s Note: Why Is This News Biblically Relevant?
This Oklahoma Rep. is not the first one to compare the atrocity of abortion with that of slavery. The comparison, despised by the democrats, is actually made quite often. That is because the parallels are astonishing when the two are looked at side by side.
Although the Democrats so wholeheartedly push “cancel culture,” they have to the bitter end tried to keep the lamp away from the dark, dusty nook that reveals their own party history of fighting for slavery.
As they distort history for the younger generation, they would hate for youths to come to know that it was the republican party (which they declare to be racist and bigotted) that was founded to work to abolish slavery.
Today, the left has still remained unchanged. They are dehumanizing, to desensitize. They speak of one person’s “rights” being prioritized over another. Slavery is a sin. Killing a baby in the womb is a sin. But if people who cling to the so-called “convenience” of such horrors can find a party that will help them justify it en-masse… Then the “new morality” is cemented in sheer numbers.
As these things are examined, those that know their Bibles would be hard-pressed not to hear Isaiah 5:20-21 ringing their mind:
Isaiah 5:20-21 KJV – “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!”
The first black Lieutenant Governor in North Carolina, Republican Mark Robinson, in early 2021, also made the comparison between abortion and slavery:
“If we do not purge abortion from our shores for the cause of life the same way we purged slavery for the cause of liberty, this nation will not continue to stand,” Robinson said.
Abortion, he said, is a moral evil like slavery. He also compared pro-lifers to the abolitionists of yesteryear.
“Years ago, there were some other folks who stood where you’re standing – [and] understood that a nation that believes that all men were created equal could not stand and say those words and allow slavery to be on our shores. It is the same way with us today,” he said. “We cannot say we believe in equality, we cannot say that black lives matter, or all lives matter, or blue lives matter, until we say that unborn lives matter. Because that is where we all started.”
It would also be pertinent to take a quick look at the egregious racism of Planned Parenthood and its founder:
While liberals praise Planned Parenthood for its contributions to the health of women (unborn infants carrying the feminine XX chromosomes excluded), no one seems eager to discuss the organization’s origin or its racist founder, eugenics advocate, Margaret Sanger. For the record, according to Merriam-Webster, eugenics is “the practice or advocacy of controlled selective breeding of human populations (as by sterilization) to improve the population’s genetic composition.”
With assistance from Sanger herself, allow me to introduce you to this heroine of the left in a few of her own words.
From “The Pivot of Civilization” (1922): “We are paying for, and even submitting to, the dictates of an ever-increasing, unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”
From “Birth Control and Racial Betterment” (1919): “Before eugenists and others who are laboring for racial betterment can succeed, they must first clear the way for Birth Control. Like the advocates of Birth Control, the eugenists, for instance, are seeking to assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit. Both are seeking a single end but they lay emphasis upon different methods.”
From “A Plan for Peace” (1932): [The government should] “give certain dysgenic groups in our population their choice of segregation or sterilization.”
And finally, the essence of Margaret Sanger. From “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda” (1921): “Today eugenics is suggested by the most diverse minds as the most adequate and thorough avenue in the solution of racial, political and social problems.”
Sanger skillfully crafted her language of caring for children and women while at the same time blatantly spewing her repugnance for the “unfit,” the “garden weeds,” and the “human beings who should never have been born at all.”
Before it became less profitable to be a Baptist minister than a liberal Democrat civil rights activist (and a candidate for the U.S. presidency in 1984), Jesse Jackson railed against abortion, calling it “black genocide” and comparing abortion to slavery. According to Jackson, the idea that a baby was the personal property of the mother and she could do whatever she pleased with the child “was the premise of slavery. You could not protest the existence or treatment of slaves on the plantation because that was private and therefore outside your right to be concerned.” And at the 1977 March for Life, Jackson asked, “What happens … to the moral fabric of a nation that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience?”
What we are seeing in today’s society, is an unmatched “loss of natural affection.” This characteristic is discussed in 2 Timothy 3 to be prominent in mankind in the last days.