The Alamo security guard, crowned with a ten-gallon cowboy hat and sporting a ringed, five-point star badge, announced that the State of Texas had taken over the property on which I stood. He demanded that I remove myself down the street and over a railing to practice free speech…or go to jail.
The rationale is inescapable. Either there is no God, so we can rape, we can steal, and we can abort babies with impunity; or there is a God, and we are in big trouble for protecting murder by abortion in our state.
The job of the Legislature is to make it clear that abortion is criminal. It must remove all contradictions and ambiguity. Yet, neither Senate President Matt Pinnell, Pro Tem Greg Treat, nor House Speaker Charles McCall has had the courage to criminalize abortion.
Following is a review of the three bills which have advanced. Note that none of them is a bill of abolition, or would provide equal protection under the law, or restore the right to life.
The sides are finally becoming clearly delineated. No more obfuscation and hiding behind rhetoric. For the first time, magistrates are being forced to state clearly what they are, or are not, willing to do to abolish abortion. Three sides have emerged thus far, but soon there will be only two.
Recently, a friend of mine who is an evangelical Christian conservative shocked me by publishing an article about abortion subtitled, “Making Victims into Criminals.” His claim was that with rare exception, women who get abortions are victims, not criminals. This erroneous claim may be more commonly believed than one would imagine, so for the benefit of all, we will attempt to correct the record in this article.