Anti-abortion evangelicals are the epitome of deceitfulness, everything about their justification for their point of view is misleading.
They claim that the Bible teaches that abortion is a sin, and argue that only godless liberals believe in abortion when the Almighty condemns it.
The Bible is silent on the subject in both the Old and New Testaments, I urge evangelicals who claim that Scriptures condemns the practice to cite chapter and verse.
Christians, especially evangelicals and fundamentalists, care deeply what God has to say about the controversial subject, but atheists, agnostics, humanists and nominal Christians could care less what a centuries-old religious text has to say about a medical procedure.
An abortion is a procedure to end a pregnancy. It uses medicine or surgery to remove the embryo or fetus and placenta from the uterus. The procedure is done by a licensed healthcare professional, and theologists and politicians shouldn’t be part of the discussion.
Anti-abortionists call themselves pro-life activists, and thus they argue pro-choice advocates are anti-life. A bill in the South Carolina House called the Pre-Natal Equal Protection Act exposes the lie that anti-abortionists are pro-life.
This odious bill would “afford equal protection of the laws to all preborn children from the moment of fertilization,” and reclassify any act that ends a pregnancy as “willful prenatal homicide.” Under the bill, an abortion could be punished like any murder, leading to sentences of 30 years in prison up to the death penalty.
The bill would redefine “person” under state law to include a fertilized egg, giving it at the point of conception equal protection under the state’s homicide laws, including the death penalty.
“Pro-life” activists are blind to the irony that they want to murder any woman who dares to exercise sovereignty over her own body. They care more about a fertilized egg, then they do about an intelligent woman who makes decisions for herself.
This draconian bill in South Carolina continues a crusade by evangelicals in Republican-led states to limit access to abortions and punish it under law after the fall of Roe v. Wade.
Elections have consequences, people who believe in the dignity and equality of women must participate in every election to elect pro-choice candidates.