The Flip Flop Quote 'o the Day

After reading the Reuters story about the Pope’s stance on the sanctity of life, I found this. Read the following quote. Can you guess who the speaker is?

“That is why the Constitution called us three-fifths human and then whites further dehumanized us by calling us ‘niggers’. It was part of the dehumanizing process. The first step was to distort the image of us as human beings in order to justify that which they wanted to do and not even feel like they had done anything wrong. Those advocates of taking life prior to birth do not call it killing or murder, they call it abortion. They further never talk about aborting a baby because that would imply something human. Rather they talk about aborting the fetus. Fetus sounds less than human and therefore abortion can be justified”.

If you guessed Rev. Jesse Jackson, you’re correct. He said this back in the 1970’s, when it was politically important for him to emphasize that he nearly ended up being aborted. But you’d be hard pressed to hear the good reverend repeat these words today.

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