Common Questions & Myths regarding the Protection of Life Bill
Why treat abortion as murder?
A. God's Word is clear that murder is the unjust taking of another's human being's life. (Genesis 9:6)
Life begins at conception, therefore abortion at any time during a pregnancy is murder.
In America, we are entitled to our God-given right of equal justice under law.
Preborn babies deserve this right to be protected from murder by law, just like you and I.
Don't we have to adhere to Roe v. Wade?
A. The Supreme Court of the United States does not make law, Congress and State Legislators do.
Roe v. Wade is simply an opinion of the Supreme Court.
Secondly, the Supreme Court does not have the Constitutional or biblical right to make murder "legal."
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" is guaranteed to all in our founding documents. This right to life extends to preborn babies too.
When Roe v. Wade was handed down, the States should have risen up and said they would not tolerate the murder of babies, just because the majority of nine people in black robes said it was fine with them.
Because of the cowardice of the States to stand up to the tyranny of the Supreme Court, tens of millions of innocent preborn babies have been cruelly murdered.
It is time to stand up to the Supreme Court and outlaw abortion in each of our states!
Would the bill criminalize women for abortion?
A. Yes. We either believe abortion is murder or we don't.
Abortion is murder of a preborn baby and if a woman has an abortion, she should be tried for murder.
If there are no criminal penalties for women seeking abortions, how does that stop the murder of babies in our states?
If a woman kills her baby outside of the womb, she will be tried for murder. Why have we allowed ourselves to think it is different when the baby is still inside the womb?
By downplaying the sin of abortion, we are not helping women, we are hurting them by painting a picture that says abortion isn't that bad or serious.
In America, we are entitled to equal justice under law. Murder is murder, inside of the womb or out.
Are there exceptions for rape or incest?
A. No, there are no exceptions.
Rape is a horrific sin and our hearts break for those who suffered at the hands of this evil.
Yet, how is calling for the murder of the preborn baby justice? Why is there never discussion about bringing justice to the rapist?
Scripture clearly tells us that each person is to be put to death for their own sin. (Deuteronomy 24:16) We need to press charges on the wickedness of the father, not the innocent baby.
Are there exceptions for the life of the mother?
A. No, there are no exceptions.
An abortion is an operation designed to kill. It is not a medical procedure.
True medical attention will seek to save both the Mom and her baby. The baby might be lost as the doctors seek to preserve both of them, but the death of the baby is never the intended result.
Will we lose current pro-life laws if the courts strike it down?
A. This is one of the favorite arguments of those against the Protection of Life bill. They argue if the bill passes and the courts strike it down, we will lose all of our "pro-life" laws currently on the books.
First off, unless a law is a complete and total abolition of abortion, there is no such thing as a "pro-life" law. A law that says a baby can be coldly murdered before fifteen weeks, but not after, is a legalized murder bill, not a "pro-life" law.
Secondly, the Protection of Life bill has something called a non-severability clause. This means if the bill passes and then is struck down in the courts, all the "pro-life" laws come back onto the books.
So a state has nothing to lose passing the Protection of Life bill. The only reason for not passing it is either cold-heartedness towards preborn babies, or outright cowardice of people in doing the right thing.
The courts are going to strike it down, why try?
A. First off, there is no guarantee the courts will strike it down, so this mindset is self-defeating.
Secondly, as followers of Christ, we are called to do the right thing no matter the consequence.
We are going to fight with all our strength to outlaw abortion in our state, accepting nothing less than complete and total abolition of this evil.
As John Quincy Adams said in his lifelong fight against slavery, "Duty is ours, results are God's."
With this battle mindset, we will stand before God Almighty someday with a clean and clear conscience. Will you?
If this is passed, won't women be more prone to dangerous "back-alley" abortions?
A. In the first place, it is rather demeaning of women to assume if a law is passed they won't follow it.
Secondly, murder is murder and should always be outlawed.
Will some people still murder even if the law is in placed? Sadly, yes. We live in a fallen, sin-cursed world. But this does not excuse our duty to do the right thing.
Finally, the idea that abortion mills are "safe" is ridiculous and not factual. There is no such thing as a "safe" abortion. Women are harmed physically, emotionally and spiritually by all forms of abortion.
What if the culture isn't ready for the abolition of abortion?
A. "But Peter and John replied, 'Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to listen to you, or to Him?' " (Acts 4:19)
As followers of Christ, we are always called to do that which is right.
As Indiana State Representative Jacob often says, "It is always right to do right and it is always wrong to do wrong."
It matters not where our culture stands on this issue, we are biblically mandated to fight for the abolition of this horror, known as abortion.