Ken Cuccinelli has said history shows that when Americans are faced with a moral wrong such as slavery or abortion we eventually choose right.
The liberals and their allies in the media would have you think that he said something reprehensible. But every American ought to applaud his statement. As a black American descended from slaves, I wholeheartedly support the comparison of abortion with slavery.
Slavery was justified and the consciences of slaveholders salved by promoting the falsity that black people were not human. Those who supported the “peculiar institution” argued that men could not be told what to do with their own property.
We hear a similar argument today to justify the destruction of innocent human life: “It’s my body. No one can tell me what to do with it.”
During the slavery debate, no one denied that a man could do what he wished with his property. The moral limit to that proposition is that no human being can rightly be held as property. Likewise, no one denies that a woman can do what she wishes with her own body. The moral limit however is that the baby growing in her is a human being with its own body and the right to live.
Someone asked me recently whether I believe that life begins at conception. My answer is, “That’s when I began.” There is an unbroken thread of life from that point to this day. A child’s right to live is no more dependent upon cultural mores than was the black slave’s humanity. My ancestors were human whether or not the culture or legal and political institutions recognized them as such. The American conscience acknowledged this moral wrong and set it right.
More and more Americans are recognizing abortion as a moral wrong that must be set right. Good conscience will not long allow us to deny the humanity of the unborn child.
As an American and a Virginian whose ancestors were deemed by some to be less than human, I am proud to stand with a man who has the courage to speak to our consciences. As the Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor, I will be proud to help Ken Cuccinelli bring common sense values and governance to Richmond. If we are elected in November, KEN AND I WILL FIGHT FOR EVERY VIRGINIAN’S RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
For God & Country,
- E.W. Jackson