Five Components of an Abolition Bill
1) FROM THE MOMENT OF FERTILIZATION (EQUAL PROTECTION)
Abolition bills outlaw abortion from the moment of fertilization. Regulating abortion and protecting the preborn at a certain age of gestation is iniquitous and shows partiality, which God hates. Therefore, abolition bills outlaw abortion entirely, regardless of what age of gestation the abortion is performed.
2) NO EXCEPTIONS
Abolition bills contain no exceptions. The most common exceptions in pro-life bills over the years are rape, incest, and life of the mother. Abolition bills remove these exceptions because there is no instance in which murder is acceptable by God. In the cases of rape and incest it is unconscionable to think a baby should be murdered for the crimes of their father. In the case of the life of the mother, the study of obstetrics and medical professionals in the obstetrics field, including doctors, nurses, and ultrasound technicians (watch this) , do attest to the fact that abortion is never necessary to protect the life of the mother. In certain rare cases, such as ectopic pregnancies, it is the moral and ethical obligation of the mother’s medical care team to work to preserve the life of the baby and mother to the greatest extent that their abilities and resources will allow. In these tragic cases of rape, incest, and ectopic pregnancies the church must come alongside all those involved to provide compassion, prayer, pastoral care and resources. Murdering the baby is not the solution in these rare and tragic cases.
3) ESTABLISH EQUAL JUSTICE BY CRIMINALIZING ABORTION
When the Roe v Wade case was decided, one of the key arguments from Justice Blackmun in favor of Roe was that Texas was not currently providing equal protection under the law for preborn humans from conception and so arguments that abortion is murder fall flat. In order to avoid this mistake again and more importantly to honor God and His law, we must provide equal protection under the law by criminalizing the murder of the preborn, the same as murder of any other human being which is criminal by definition of law. This is required first and foremost by God (Exodus 20:13, 21:22-25, Leviticus 24:17) and also the 5th and 14th amendments to the US Constitution. The criminalization of all parties involved in abortion is crucial. God commands us in His word to not show partiality to the wicked (Proverbs 18:5).
4) IGNORE & DEFY ROE
Roe v Wade, decided in 1973, is an evil opinion that has allowed 7 men to sentence over 60 million preborn human beings to death. The Supreme Court in Roe, along with its judicial progeny, such as, Planned Parenthood v Casey have ultimately violated God, God’s law, and His image and also the US Constitution in the 5th, 10th and 14th amendments. Therefore, it is not only the right but the responsibility of every state legislature and every lesser magistrate to defy Roe by refusing to draft and promote legislation which appeals to or shows obedience to it. Their duty before God and under the U.S. Constitution is to draft and promote abolition bills which explicitly defy Roe and all other actions of the Federal Government which allow for murder.
5) REPEAL OR SUPERSEDE ALL STATUTES WHICH ALLOW FOR ABORTION
Despite the fact that pro life legislators for the last 50 years have combined to pass almost 1,300 different pro-life laws nationwide, abortion not only remains but is on the rise, even in states like Oklahoma with a pro-life super majority, pro-life Governor and several pro-life bills passed almost yearly. If Roe v Wade were to be overturned by the Supreme Court today, abortion would continue in most states tomorrow, due in part to pro-life laws that have codified into law, where, when, why, how and with obedience to which regulations an abortion is allowable. These laws would all need to either be repealed or superseded in order to truly abolish abortion.