Why “Heartbeat Bills” Are D.O.A.

“The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool.”- Stephen King

Considering the recent signing of the “Texas Heartbeat Act” I wanted to take this time amidst the cheering, back patting, joyful tears, and fist pumping to be “that guy.” As many may be aware, this is not the first bill of this nature to pass. The Ohio legislature passed the first one in 2019 much to the apparent chagrin of the Pro-Death Movement and the delight of the Pro-Life Industry and yet, the number of babies murdered in the womb in the state of Ohio was only marginally affected.

“Yeah, but if it saves only one life…” I hear you and I’m with you. When states like New York, Virginia, California and several of the usual offenders have chosen to take the gloves off entirely and allow mothers and fathers to hire hitmen in lab coats to slaughter their offspring up until the moment of natural birth, any limitation on the butchery seems like a victory. But we ought to know better by now. How many times do we need to do the same thing while expecting a different result before we get committed to the psyche ward?

Why am I not satisfied with a Heartbeat Bill? Well, to put it plainly, it’s because I’m a Christian. Life doesn’t begin when a monitor can detect a heartbeat (at about 6 weeks gestation), but rather, life begins the moment sperm meets egg; at conception. Now, that fact should be a forgone conclusion why I’ll never be satisfied by a fetal heartbeat bill, but why else will I not be satisfied by anything less than a full abolition of the massacre of the unborn? Another reason is because you’re trusting people who already have no problem extinguishing the life of a child, even up until the very moment of natural birth, to tell the truth about whether they detect a heartbeat. Read that again, a fetal heartbeat bill puts the trust in the hands of the murderer to tell the truth, and you are celebrating it. If that doesn’t make you want to write you congressman and tell them to redraft the bill again, I don’t know what will. If you don’t believe me that abortionists do this, I encourage you to watch the film Babies are Still Murdered Here by filmmaker Marcus Pitman, currently still available on YouTube and you will be shocked to see what these incremental bills still allow. But there is one more, pinnacle reason why we shouldn’t settle for incrementalism anymore.
It’s no surprise to any Christian that God has spoken very seriously about the sin of murder. Proverbs 6:16-19 lists “hands that shed innocent blood” amongst things that God hates. Leviticus 24:17 says “Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.” “You shall not murder” is the Sixth Commandment. I’m not going to continue to belabor the point, but the reason why fetal heartbeat bills are not strong enough is that even if an abortionist should find themselves in violation of said law, the law doesn’t acknowledge that the abortionist was a paid assassin, hired by the mother and often times also the father of the child and that there are accomplices in the murder. Yes, you read that correctly, if the laws were consistent, the mother and if he brought her and/or paid for it rather than protested it and opposed her in it, the father as well should also be brough up on murder or at least conspiracy charges. The assassin wouldn’t have targets if the accomplices didn’t call in the hit. Makes sense, right? Even in my own state of Arkansas a bill was passed this year that bans all abortions, under any circumstances EXCEPT when the life of the mother is threatened. While this is head and shoulders above a “Heartbeat Bill” because it will actually prevent many abortions and I praise God for this, the fact that it denies the complicity of mothers and fathers in the process shows a blind spot in the thought process of the legislature.
So why do supposedly “Pro-Life” politicians keep playing patty cake with abortion? If you ask me, I think it’s because they need the abortion issue to run on. They, just like organizations like National Right to Life, need abortion to stay relevant. If they actually achieved the goal of abolishing abortion, NRL would have to find new jobs and many of these politicians would have to find a new carrot to dangle in front of their constituents to stay elected for the next 30 years. We don’t need to overturn Roe to abolish abortion in our states. If states can legalize pot one by one, states can abolish abortion one by one. Politicians know that marijuana is a winning issue, but saving babies is apparently a losing one. It’s our job to change their minds. Murder is already illegal in all 50 states. Let’s call our state and local governments to consistency. For more resources, check out endabortionnow.com

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