Abortion, Guns, and Racial Hypocrisy

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March 8 2010 11:42 AM

Abortion, Guns, and Racial Hypocrisy

There's something odd about the billboard campaign against aborting black babies. The child who appears beside the text is fully born. Abortion doesn't kill such children. What kills them, all too often, is shooting. If you wanted to save living, breathing, fully born children from a tool of extermination that is literally targeting blacks, the first problem you would focus on is guns. They are killing the present, not just the future. But the sponsors of the billboards don't support gun control. They oppose it.

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Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.