In the U.S., abortion has evolved from a religious to a political issue, between pro-abortion Democrats (with exceptions) and anti-abortion Republicans (with exceptions). It has also split the U.S. Bishops Conference on the issue of ‘no-communion’ for Biden and pro-abortionists. Florida takes a cue from Texas, launching its own anti-abortion law. A judge issues an injunction to block the Texas abortion law, but a federal court upholds it.
Anti-abortionists say that the 2,000-year-old war between Jesus and Satan is intensifying, triggering the growth of the pandemic due to God’s anger against legalized murder. The pro-abortionists say that runaway global population can only be stopped by huge US/UN global pro-abortion funds, especially in poor nations. It is an irresistible force colliding with an immovable object.
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A move to deny Holy Communion to Biden and other known anti-abortionists has split the US Bishops Conference. Pope Francis says “Abortion is murder. Those who carry out abortions kill. At the third week after conception, often even before the mother is aware (of being pregnant), all the organs are already (starting to develop). It is a human life. Period. And this human life has to be respected. It is very clear.” (Newsmax, Sept. 15).
The Biden administration, in response, filed a lawsuit through the U.S. Department of Justice against the Texas law banning abortion. (Newsmax.com Sept. 30). The suit may be weak because the defendants in the suit are private citizens who “have no connection with the patient or the clinic”. (New York Times, Sept. 23).
In a counter-response to Biden’s law suit, Texas intensified its anti-abortion stance with a “bill adding more restrictions and raising criminal penalties for the use of abortion-inducing medication in Texas, (which) goes into effect in December after being signed with no fanfare by Gov. Greg Abbott.” (The Dallas Morning News, Sept. 20)
The Texas anti-abortion law gets its first acid test with a law suit filed against Dr. Alan Braid, who admitted to The Washington Post that “he had performed an abortion on a woman more than six weeks pregnant in violation of the controversial new law restricting the procedure.” (Newsmax, Sept. 20).
A Texas judge threw a monkey wrench on the Texas abortion law by issuing an injunction blocking a suit of pro-life group Texas Right to Life, rendering the new abortion ban in limbo, “until at least next April when a trial on the merits of the case is set to be held”. (The Daily Wire, Sept. 14).
A U.S. Federal Appeals Court, however, upheld the Texas law, “(rejecting) the Biden administration’s latest attempt to undo a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to the practice (of abortion) in nearly 50 years.” (Newsmax, Oct. 14).
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (Republican – Maine), citing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, said she will not support the Democrat House Bill calling for protection of abortion rights nationwide. She argued that “the bill goes further than that by interfering with an existing law that ensures health professionals who object to abortion are not required to participate in it”. (LA Times, Sept. 22). The battle is evolving into a war between pro-abortionist Democrats and anti-abortionist Republicans.
Collins echoed the sensitive issue of compelling doctors and clinics to perform abortion, a dangerous precedent. This issue promises to put the Catholic Church and the US Federal Government face to face.
A few years ago, the U.S. government attempted in vain to compel Catholic hospitals, a dominant health force in the US, to perform abortion if the patient asks for it. The Catholic Church simply said they will close their hospitals if they are compelled to perform abortion, which is against Church law. The anti-abortionists fell silent from the threat. The wars between Federal Law and Church Law and between Federal Law and State Law are just beginning. If the conflicts intensify, it may affect the entire US healthcare system.
Meanwhile, Florida is taking a cue from Texas, launching its own anti-abortion law. A House Bill filed by Rep. Webster Barnaby (Republican – Florida) bans abortion “if a fetal heartbeat is detected”, which normally can be heart after 6 weeks of conception. (Newsmax, Sept. 22). The now-famous Texas anti-abortion law has thus been labelled as the “Texas Heartbeat Act.”
Other nations are observing closely the intensifying U.S. Abortion War, as it may become a ‘model’ for other nations to follow or reject. It is essentially a war between the right to life of pregnant women versus the right to life of unborn babies. Texas women wanting abortion are going to other States.
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