This has been an interesting week. First, we had Martin Luther King Day. The next day, we had the inauguration of the first African-American president. Today, we have the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, one of the worst Supreme Court decisions ever issued. Given the convergence, I think that the following ad, from CatholicVote.com, is an appropriate way to wrap up the week’s occasions:

A commenter at YouTube says that this is “a fallacy known as ‘special pleading’. They are showing a special case and wanting you to draw a general conclusion.” That may be. So how’s this for a much broader case: if Roe had never become the law of the land, there’s a good chance that Barack Obama’s margin of victory would have been several percentage points higher. While definitive numbers are hard to come by, African-American children have comprised anywhere from 23% ro 38% of children aborted each year since 1973, a far higher percentage than the population as a whole. Given that about 95% of African-Americans voted for Obama, it is far to suggest that he got at least 12 million votes fewer than he would have gotten if abortion rates had stayed at their pre-Roe levels. And that’s just one way to look at the losses to American society that have come about as a result of almost 50 million children being deprived of the same opportunities that Barack Obama has so marvelously enjoyed.

(Via Stand Firm.)