Even though the Bible, the ultimate authority for evangelicals, is silent on the issue of abortion, 21st century white evangelicals are vehemently opposed to the procedure.
Evangelicals would have you believe that Christians have been staunchly opposed to terminating a pregnancy since New Testament times.
Nothing could be further from the truth, in the years following the landmark Roe decision, evangelicals were ambivalent about the medical practice.
Evangelicals considered it a Catholic issue, on par with their unbiblical devotion to the Virgin Mary.
Evangelicals paint the false narrative that the Religious Right was birthed in defiance to Roe v. Wade. But evangelicals of that era were more concerned with preserving the white Christian patriarchy.
Fundamentalists like Jerry Falwell seized on the abortion issue years after Roe to be used as a wedge issue to win elections.
I am not in favor of abortion; nobody is in favor of abortion. I am in favor of a woman having sovereignty over her own body, and she is the one who should make all medical decisions concerning her body, not the government.
In fact, isn’t it conservative dogma that the government should stay of the private lives of citizens?
If white evangelicals researched the Bible, they would realize that it’s silent on the issue. They would realize that they are being used as pawns by their spiritual and political leaders.
I urge evangelicals to join the majority of their fellow citizens and fight to protect a woman’s right to choose.