During the days of slavery, Blacks were called “dregs of humanity,” and were considered “exactly intermediate between the superior order of beasts such as elephant, dog, and orangutan, and European or white men.”
Other slave owners referred to the slave’s “ignorance, brutality, obscenity, animal appetite, viciousness, and illegitimacy,” and called them “ignorant, perverse, wicked, the pest of white men, and agents of satan.”
Today in America, the same dehumanizing terms are used as an effective weapon against the preborn. The following terms, used by anti-life writers to describe the unborn, are all extracted from pro-abortion literature;
• “Just like fingernail clippings or warts;”
• Products of conception, contents of the uterus;
• Little worms or maggots;
• Abortus, conceptus, gobbets of meat;
• Blob of tissue, parasite, leech;
• Masses of protoplasm, human waste;
• A kind of venereal disease;
• A “loathsome plague,” a “hideous affliction;”
And many more.
It is interesting indeed that the number of dehumanizing names attached to a target population is directly proportional to the perceived threat it poses to the oppressor.
It is obvious from the above that anti-lifers consider preborns very dangerous indeed.