How do you go about making abortions impossible to get if you disagree with Roe v. Wade? Here are a few ways:
- Require women to receive “counselling” before receiving an abortion. Then, make sure not to open any offices where they could receive their state-approved counselling. That’s what North Dakota did.
- Refuse to protect abortion providers. That’s what Kansas is doing. A judge refused to issue a restraining order against a woman who made death threats to the only doctor brave enough to provide legal abortions.
- Pass illegal bans and dare anyone to do anything about it. That’s what Minnesota did, banning abortions after 20 weeks and prohibiting public funding of abortion, even though the Supreme court ruled that such bans violate women’s right to equal treatment.
- Make it about race. Georgia made up a problem: Legislators arbitrarily decided that black women are being pressured to have abortions by racism. (How does that work, exactly?) Luckily, the bill didn’t get passed, but they’re busy in the Capitol digging for another route. Stay tuned…
Christians in these and other states are making their morals known. Laws are only respected when they agree with religious mandates. When they disagree, they are not to be obeyed. This is the 21st Century Christian Ethic. We get our way, even when it is unconstitutional or illegal.