Yet again we have an example of false equivalence from the religious right, on the topic of slavery and abortion. Paul of Blogging Theology has conflated the two, suggesting that we shouldn’t complain about slavery whilst approving of abortion.
The two are not particularly comparable fields. One concerns forcing people to do the bidding of others, often against their will, with little or no reward. The other concerns bodily autonomy for half of the human race, something the religious right seems scared of. I left a comment – one I know won’t be published – describing the argument, which I share below.
EDIT: Paul has actually posted my comment. I am pleasantly surprised.
Not that you will have the courage or conviction to post this comment, but you are indeed committing a fallacy. Slavery is about the ownership of people forcing them to do what you want. It could be argued that the anti-choice position is closer to modern slavery, as it represents the desire to force women (half of the population) to do what others want, irrespective of the harm it might cause.
So in an ironic way, you could say being anti-choice is the endorsement of a form of slavery. A form which involves denying half the population the right to self-determination.