Betsy DeVos Sparks Outrage After Comparing Being ‘Pro-Choice’ to Supporting Slavery

Betsy DeVos

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has sparked outrage after comparing people who are pro-choice to the choice states made to own slaves.

DeVos was giving a talk at a Colorado Christian University event in Washington, D.C., when she made the remarks. She was discussing President Donald Trump’s record on abortion the same week he is set to become the first president to ever attend the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C.

Speaking about Trump’s record, DeVos compared him to President Abraham Lincoln.

“He, too, contended with the ‘pro-choice’ arguments of his day,” she said, according to prepared remarks that the education department shared with POLITICO. “They suggested that a state’s ‘choice’ to be slave or to be free had no moral question in it.”

DeVos added that Lincoln told the “pro-choicers” of his day that Americans viewed slavery as a moral evil.

“Lincoln was right about the slavery ‘choice’ then, and he would be right about the life ‘choice’ today,” she said. “Because as it’s been said: Freedom is not about doing what we want. Freedom is about having the right to do what we ought.”

Reports about Devos’s remarks immediately sparked outrage. Rolling Stone writer Jamil Smith tweeted, “Only slavery was slavery,” and said DeVos’s remarks were “utterly deranged” and “she should resign.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) also tweeted at DeVos:

While the event was closed to the press, a Colorado Times Recorder reporter attended and recorded DeVos’s remarks. That story initially got the word out, and POLITICO confirmed it by obtaining the prepared remarks.

DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education have not yet responded to the criticism of her remarks.

Responses

  1. One more thing Mark.

    If I were dictator for life I’d have serious plans for the rapists. They’d suffer until they took their own lives or live in humiliation. Let’s start with screaming and needing help standing every time they tried to piss. Trust me on that.

  2. Mark Schlesinger.

    Please. Show some stats on how many pregnancies result from rapes AND incest.

    I would bet good money (want to put some up?) that the #s are NOTHING compared to the abortions “for convenience”. Did you know that some sources estimate 42.3 million murders by abortion in 2019 alone and is listed as a leading cause of death? How many of those were rapes and incest vs. inconvenient for the mothers?

    I still say let the stupid and irresponsible murder their own children. Consider as well how those women would raise children they did not want. That’s child cruelty.

    That irresponsibilty and murder is entirely on them, unless enforced by state edicts. q.v. China, India, etc.

  3. Keep ’em distracted Betsy.

    Let’s see….slaveholders had say over the lives of their “property” and could end them at their whim (capital investments be damned). Sounds like how NOT-mommies can end the lives of their children at a whim. No capital investment involved.

    Despite the availability of birth-control, these people are too stupid to use it. Wail about probabilities, rape, and incest then show some #s. How many used birth-control? How many were the victims of rape or incest?

    I’m all for it. Murder your unborn children. Please. Less of your ilk. The stupid, irresponsible, and Idiots breed more of their like.

    1. Logically…a woman is raped and gets pregnant…we kill the BABY and spare.The RAPIST. Huh??

  4. Margaret Sanger (founder of Planned Parenthood and notorious racist and Democrat hero)!was in favor of abortion because she felt it would limit the Black population growth. She regarded blacks as animals that were unable to control their urges to procreate.

    “ A free race cannot be born of slave mothers.”

    “ The most merciful thing that a family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”

    Betsy DeVos is not the one to be vilified here. It’s the Democrat’s hero, Margaret Sanger, and the meat grinder institution she created that should be shunned!!!

  5. All the sluts are pouring it on now because someone said something that is anti-abortion.

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