Posted by Brad @ 3:43 pm on January 24th 2011

Abortion ≠ Slavery

Contra Santorum et al, Ta-Nehisi Coates gives a helpful primer on the differences between fetuses and slaves. He’s not so interested in arguing about the fetuses, but the shorthand way we often speak of slavery (in Santorum’s case, referring to them as not having a right to exist, as with aborted fetuses) and how that obscures the much more interesting and convoluted truth of the matter.

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