If you’ve watched the thousands of pro-life bills heard in committees around the country since Roe v Wade, you will have heard pro-life lobbyists arguing that abortion should be banned if the victims can feel pain, that heartbeats are the indicator of life, that certain methods of murdering babies should be banned, or that the instruments being used to murder them should be regulated to make sure they’re sufficiently sanitary for killing.
In making such arguments, pro-lifers are communicating that abortion isn’t actually murder, whether intentionally or unintentionally. To treat abortion as murder is to outlaw it and not care what any court has to say on the matter. Treating abortion as murder means upholding the Constitutional right to life and obeying God’s command to love our neighbor and rescue those headed for slaughter. Anything less is either a betrayal of the Constitution and, more importantly, God, or an indication that one does not actually believe abortion is murder.
Thankfully, something different is happening in Texas right now where the first committee hearing on a bill to abolish abortion is taking place. Some 300+ Christians are confronting their representatives, speaking the Biblically and scientifically confirmed truth that all of our lives began at conception, calling abortion murder, and demanding their representatives make murder illegal. It’s been immensely encouraging to watch.
The hearing is for TX HB896, the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act. It would acknowledge that life begins at conception, provide to every human being equal protection of the laws against murder, and reject any government entity’s authority to legalize murder being that killing an innocent human being is a violation of their right to life which is guaranteed as unalienable by both the US and Texas Constitutions.
This is what treating abortion like murder looks like. I hope you’re as blessed by these testimonies as I was. Watch the hearing live below. As of the publishing of this article, there are still 183 people signed up and waiting to give testimony.
Update: After more than eight hours of testimony on TX HB896, the hearing has completed at 2:58 a.m. central time. The hearing can be rewatched below.