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Fox News contributor Campos-Duffy compares abortion to slavery

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Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy on Wednesday night compared abortion to slavery while making the argument that protecting the life of an unborn baby is a “fundamental human rights issue.”
 
“This issue is as fundamental as an issue was back in the middle of the 1800s called slavery,” she said on “The Story,” hosted by fill-in anchor Ed Henry. “This is an issue about who gets to decide who is human enough so they can do whatever they want with that person — or the person they’re saying is not a person.”
 
{mosads}”This is such a fundamental human rights issue,” she added.
 
Campos-Duffy made the remarks following a clip of presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) speaking in favor of abortion rights at a rally earlier this week.
 
“I believe in my lifetime the only way this is going to be resolved is Roe v. Wade is going to be overturned,” Campos-Duffy said.
 
She and her husband, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.), are expecting their ninth child.
 
Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five” and an opinion contributor for The Hill who appeared in the same segment with Campos-Duffy, responded to the slavery comparison.
“To go back to the slavery analogy that Rachel just used, I would think it is about having people being able to speak for themselves,” Williams said. “If someone had asked, ‘Hey, do you want to be enslaved?’ They would’ve said no. If you are asking a woman, a mother, in most cases you have women who have abortions already have children. They are making a decision.”

“What we are talking about here is protecting rights,” he added. “If slaves had rights, believe me, they wouldn’t have been slaves.”

“The victim was the slave, the victim is the unborn child in this case,” Campos-Duffy countered. “I think the humanity of the fetus is being proven everyday by science and technology, and people on your side of the issue look a lot like science deniers.”

 
Gallup’s most recent poll on abortion, from 2018, shows that there is an even split between those who identify as pro-life and those who say they are pro-choice, at 48 percent each. In 1995, the split was 56 percent pro-choice and 33 percent pro-life.
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