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For you formed my inward parts, You covered me in my mother's womb. Psalms 139:13

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Johnson Views Pregnancy as Slavery

"With his appointment of Dawn Johnsen, a former NARAL attorney, as the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Legal Counsel, pro-life advocates already know they are getting an abortion advocate in the position. But, Johnsen goes further and views pregnancy as slavery.

McCarthy says that Johnsen's view of pregnancy as slavery wasn't just an off-the-cuff remark.

"It was her considered position in a 1989 brief filed in the Supreme Court," he explains, and the legal papers she filed concerned a Missouri law banning taxpayer funding of abortions.

In the papers, Johnsen said that any restriction that makes abortion less accessible is, in her view, tantamount to “involuntary servitude” because it “requires a woman to provide continuous physical service to the fetus in order to further the state’s asserted interest [in the life of the unborn].”

In effect, a woman “is constantly aware for nine months that her body is not her own: the state has conscripted her body for its own ends.” Such “forced pregnancy,” she contends, violates the Thirteenth Amendment, which prohibits slavery."

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Because you like to quote historical laws that this country was built on, I have one for you, Miss Johnson. From the Declaration of Independence-
" We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

So should the people of the United States abolish the current system-including your new position-and create a new one, because that is, word for word what the Declaration of Independence says. I wish the newbies to Washington that love to carry around their new-found power beneath newly instituted laws would read, actually read, the laws that proceeded their arrival to Washington. Oh. Shame on me. No one in Washington actually reads anything anymore. They just act.

Well here is a dare. A double dare. I double dare anyone in Washington serving this country under an elected title to read the Declaration of Independence and then explain how you can take a paycheck from the people of the United States and not uphold the laws we built this country on.

I am not anti-government-just patriotic. If the forefathers of our wonderful country instructed us that we the people, have the right to alter or abolish a disfunctional government, what the heck are we waiting for?

In the meantime, Miss Johnson, you are doing a dis-service to young women all across the country by referring to pregnancy as slavery. That sort of negative remark does nothing to help either the pro-life or pro-choice agenda. It just distorts the truth. From one woman to another, use your influence to the better of the country. Your kind of politics ain't working.


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