Published October 4, 2021
No language can give an adequate description of the moral hideousness of the abortion bill recently passed with a party-line vote in the House of Representatives. The bill is titled the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” In truth, it is about destroying the health of the unborn.
Specifically, the bill codifies Roe v. Wade, but it goes even beyond what most European nations allow when it comes to abortion rights. It allows for abortion for virtually any reason at any point in a pregnancy. It overrides any state-based law that would regulate abortion. The bill gives incredible leniency to abortion providers to justify abortion. All said and done, the bill would make America one of the most extreme abortion regimes in the world.
The bill even erases women as it adopts non-binary gender language. If this is not extreme and radical, what is?
In service to civility and public discourse, “radical” and “extreme” are terms we are told to use only in the rarest of occasions. Now is one of those times. If American citizens are not justified in responding with outrage to this bill, they are not justified to raise outrage at anything.
Andrew T. Walker is the managing editor of WORLD Opinions and serves as associate professor of Christian ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also a fellow with The Ethics and Public Policy Center. He resides with his family in Louisville, Ky.