Betsy DeVos: Being Pro-Choice Is The Same As Supporting Slavery


Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos compared the ending of slavery to the abortion rights debate on Wednesday.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos drew comparisons of the abortion rights debate to the ending of slavery during the Colorado Christian University’s annual president’s dinner Wednesday night, according to the Colorado Times Recorder

“[Former President Abraham Lincoln] too contended with the pro-choice arguments of his day. They suggested that a state’s choice to be slave or to be free had no moral question in it,” DeVos told the crowd. “Well, President Lincoln reminded those pro-choicers that is a vast portion of the American people that do not look upon that matter as being this very little thing. They look upon it as a vast moral evil.”

DeVos then discussed the “irony” of supporting a woman’s choice to have an abortion but not for mothers who want to enroll their children in nontraditional public schools, which received audible laughs and a round of applause. 

“There are many in the pro-life movement who heroically work to make abortion unconstitutional,” DeVos said. “Tonight, let’s talk about making it unthinkable.”

The Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute, a conservative think tank, and nearly 200 of its students and faculty came to the nation’s capital this week to participate in anti-abortion events. President Donald Trump is expected to be the first president to attend the annual March for Life rally this weekend. 

“We’re really honored that we have the privilege of co-leading the march,” Ethan Van Vuskirk, president of Colorado Christian University’s student-run Club for Life, said. “I’m hoping it inspires students to be able to join up with what we’re doing and buy in, and start making a difference in the lives of women and families.”

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