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Bringing History to Light for the Sake of the Present

The controversy swirling in our country about Roe v. Wade and whether an unborn child has a right to life under the U.S. Constitution evokes memories of a sad chapter in American history, the United States Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott decision.

The Court held that those descendants of slaves who had been born in our country were not citizens. Slaves were “considered . . .  a subordinate and inferior class of beings”  when the Constitution was ratified.

Similarly, in its Roe decision and ever since, the Supreme Court has treated the unborn child as a subordinate and inferior class of beings who are not constitutional persons having any rights. As with slavery, it’s time to enact legislation that will allow the Supreme Court to bring this new dehumanizing chapter in American history to a close.


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