In the past week in Oklahoma, a particular bill was able to gain traction and support. What did this bill propose? The total abolition of abortion. However, this bill has faced heavy opposition. At first glance, one may think that those who opposed it would be liberals and those who are supporting of abortion. I wish that were the case. The same people who are purporting to be Pro-Life and who claim their end goal is the abolition of abortion are the ones who fought this bill.
One such person is Tony Lauinger, who is the leader of Oklahomans for Life. He has been sending out a letter saying that we cannot pass this bill that will totally abolish abortion because he wants to keep a former bill that slightly limits abortion. (Source). Another person who opposes this bill is Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist, who has a radio program called Exploring the Word. Blair supports a counter bill, which would not abolish abortion or call it murder, but instead make it slightly harder to become a licensed abortion provider (Source).
This must raise the question: Why total abolition? Why not exceptions? Why can't we make exceptions for victims of rape and incest? The entire basis for opposition to abortion is the idea that abortion is murder. For abortion to be murder (And it is), that must mean the unborn are living human beings (and they are). Since the unborn, including those conceived of rape and incest, are living human beings, to kill them is murder. This is the main reason I am opposed to the Donald Trump campaign. He wants it to be legal to kill those conceived of rape and incest, despite those children not having done anything wrong at that point. Since they are living, we must legally protect them at all costs. Go back to the picture at the top of this page. Which one is conceived of rape, and would be legal to kill according to most Pro-Lifers?
However, this objection is not even the main objection that people have to the total abolition bill. These people are simply not going to allow the total abolition in favor of softer limits. In the words of abortion abolitionist Alan Maricle,
With 80% of the state legislature composed of pro-life people, with a pro-life governor and lieutenant governor and attorney general, this should be a slam dunk, an obvious pass. The only question on everyone's mind should be: What are the implications of defying the tyrannical SCOTUS and the rest of the federal government, who will doubtless attempt to bully Oklahoma into withdrawing and refusing to enforce this bill once passed into law and signed? Given that pro-lifers have repeated over and over that their end goal is to abolish abortion, is it not natural, logical, and obvious that they would support SB 1118? (Source)
They should support said bill. However, as Alan noted in his article, many don't. Sadly, these men who claim to be for the rights of the unborn are faltering on the issue. I would dare to say that every unborn child that is murdered in Oklahoma from the day that this bill falls to the day that abortion is abolished (Which may not be until Jesus returns) is on the heads of these people.
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