Did you know that if you stand up for the lives of babies in the womb that you’re just as bad as a racist?
That’s the message Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand sent during an interview with the Des Moines Register, the Huffington Post reported.
“I think there’s some issues that have such moral clarity that we have, as a society, decided that the other side is not acceptable,” the New York senator said, implying that the vast majority of Americans are totally OK with abortion.
“Imagine saying that it’s OK to appoint a judge who’s racist or anti-Semitic or homophobic,” she continued before switching right to, “Asking someone to appoint someone who takes away basic human rights of any group of people in America ... I don’t think those are political issues anymore.”
She didn’t specify where the “human right” to abortion comes from.
“All these efforts by President Trump and other ultra-radical conservative judges and justices to impose their faith on Americans is contrary to our Constitution, and that’s what this is,” she said, seeming to imply that being pro-life is “ultra-radical,” even though that’s been a common belief among Christians for a long time.
But then Gillibrand said: “There is no moral equivalency when you come to racism. And I do not believe that there is a moral equivalency when it comes to changing laws that deny women reproductive freedom.”
Wow. That’s quite the comparison.
Pro-life and civil rights activist Alveda King, who also happens to be Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s niece, couldn’t disagree with the senator more.
Writing for Newsmax, King said of Gillibrand: “The ‘lady’ is guilty of speaking opposites and double speak.”
“One can clearly see that life is a civil right. Her argument is faulty because she is stating that we are forcing religious views on her. Not so. Actually, we are stating scientific facts, that a baby in the womb is a human being and should have equal rights to life,” she continued.
“This scientific fact is aligned with Bible teachings,” she added. “A woman has a right to choose what she does with her body. The baby is not her body. The contributions of chromosomes from both parents of the child in the womb make the baby a distinct person.”
“Kirsten Gillibrand is wrong. Abortion is a civil wrong. Life is a civil right.”
King also called abortion “one of the most heinous forms of racism that exist” because “abortion kills the weakest members of our human race.”
The civil rights activist had two abortions in the 1970s and lost a third child due to damage from the abortion procedures. She is alive today because her own mother was convinced to not have an abortion, and now King advocates for both the born and preborn.