A federal judge in Washington DC, Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, is presenting an argument that the 13th Amendment of the Constitution provides a right to abortion. Citing Andrew Koppelman who claimed in his paper Forced Labor: A Thirteenth Amendment Defense of Abortion, “When women are compelled to carry and bear children, they are subjected to ‘involuntary servitude’ in violation of the thirteenth amendment.” However, the Dobbs case holds, “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives.”
The injustice of slavery in the United States was the occasion for the 13th Amendment’s ratification. The 13th Amendment exists to prevent an individual or government entity from dehumanizing a person or class of people. Coupled with the 1st and 14th Amendments, the 13th Amendment should be understood as banning abortion—both implicitly, as it is assumed that all parties are “persons” and therefore protected by the 14th Amendment, and explicitly, as the weaker party is the one being involuntarily forced into servitude (i.e. the unborn baby). CompassCare CEO and medical ethicist, Rev. Jim Harden comments, “Perhaps the founders and authors of the 13th Amendment did envision abortion, but not in the way the Judge suggests. The 13th Amendment outlaws the denial of personhood to any class of person. And since abortion, like slavery, exists as refusal to recognize the personhood of a category of human, far from making abortion a right, the 13th Amendment precludes it.”
Oddly, Kollar-Kotelly’s argument aligns with the propaganda of the pro-abortion extremist group known as Jane’s Revenge, now known to be linked to Antifa. In their first communique, Antifa/Jane’s Revenge issued an ultimatum to pro-life groups after their first firebombing saying: “This was only a warning. We demand the disbanding of all anti-choice establishments, fake clinics…within the next thirty days…. We will not sit still while we are…. forced into servitude.” Thirty days later the group firebombed CompassCare’s Buffalo medical office.
One article notes, “…the aims and objectives of the American Antifa movement can be traced back to a single, overarching century-long ideological war against the ‘fascist ideals’ of capitalism and Christianity….” The United States is the global economic and political bulwark. For Antifa to accomplish its global Marxist goals it must undermine the United States. Marxist Antifa believes capitalism to be an enslaving economic system that must be destroyed, part of a socio-political system supported by Christianity. This is why Jane’s Revenge/Antifa groups use slavery language when referring to childbearing for women since they would argue without abortion, raising the child would force a woman into financial hardship, making her a permanent financial underclass. Therefore, Christian pro-life groups are considered Antifa enemy number one.
If Antifa infiltration or sympathy existed in the ranks of the political elite, one would expect, 1) attacks on Christians to go largely ignored by law enforcement, 2) laws to be instituted to outlaw the public expression of Christianity, and 3) judicial activity to deny personhood status to entire classes of human. Rev. Harden wonders, “The pro-abortion crimewave against pro-life people is ignored by the DOJ. Politicians are moving to criminalize pro-life activity. And now a federal court judge uses Antifa servitude arguments to protect abortion in order to indict pro-life people of conspiracy to deprive women of their right to abortion. How deep does the Marxist Antifa rabbit hole go into the ranks of America’s political elite? Can the Democratic Republic survive the breach?”
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