Today is one of the darkest days in American politics. Weep for our country before it is too late.
After revising its standing rules to exclude all gendered language earlier this year, the US House of Representatives rediscovered what a woman was just in time to pass the “Women’s Health Protection Act of 2021.” This is an Orwellian-termed bill that has nothing to do with “health” or “protection” — or “women,” for that matter (more on that below) — but everything to do with pushing the very limits of human depravity by codifying legalized abortion up until the second before birth. The bill, which can be read here, passed on almost strictly party lines, 218-211, with no Republicans voting for the radical bill and only one Democrat voting against.
The Democrat-controlled House no doubt passed this bill in response to trends from Republican-controlled states like Texas that are exercising their federated rights to turn back the unrighteous Roe regime that has dominated American culture and politics for the past forty years. The House’s action is also surely prompted in part by news that the Supreme Court intends to take up a case later this year which some say could overturn Roe and Casey.
While it is unlikely this bill will pass the Senate — Senate Democrat Joe Manchin has in the past refused to go along with his party’s radically pro-abortion platform — Christians need to pay attention to this development nonetheless. Why?
To begin with, this isn’t merely the Left’s attempt to codify Roe. It goes far beyond the language of Roe in its effort to enshrine the Left’s sacrosanct commitment to abortion on demand, even to the point of explicitly prohibiting restrictions on abortion after “fetal viability.” This term, “fetal viability” is doublespeak for when a baby can survive on her own outside the womb.
It is almost impossible to overstate just how grotesque this bill is; you have to read it yourself:
(a) GENERAL RULE.—A health care provider has a statutory right under this Act to provide abortion services, and may provide abortion services, and that provider’s patient has a corresponding right to receive such services, without any of the following limitations or requirements:
(8) A prohibition on abortion at any point or points in time prior to fetal viability, including a prohibition or restriction on a particular abortion procedure.
(9) A prohibition on abortion after fetal viability when, in the good-faith medical judgment of the treating health care provider, continuation of the pregnancy would pose a risk to the pregnant patient’s life or health.
In case the legalese has obscured the point too well, a fully formed human baby’s life would be protected under this law solely based on the whims and fancies of the “good-faith medical judgment of the treating health care provider.” There are no other words for this than evil.
If that isn’t bad enough, this bill isn’t content to fight merely on one culture-war front. The Democrats in charge of this bill want to wage war against Nature and Nature’s God on two fronts. It turns out the title of the bill, “Women’s Health Protection Act” is a kind of Orwellian bait-and-switch, because while the bill’s co-sponsors rediscovered what a woman was long enough for a PR blitz with the title — “Person’s Health Protection Act” probably didn’t workshop very well in the inner city or on Main street — the most radical of the Left’s constituents needed their pound of flesh, too. Behold:
(8) The terms ‘‘woman’’ and ‘‘women’’ are used in this bill to reflect the identity of the majority of people targeted and affected by restrictions on abortion services, and to address squarely the targeted restrictions on abortion, which are rooted in misogyny. However, access to abortion services is critical to the health of every person capable of becoming pregnant. This Act is intended to protect all people with the capacity for pregnancy—cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender, and others—who are unjustly harmed by restrictions on abortion services.
One wonders where to begin with this paragraph. My apologies to the historians who, decades on, will have to sort through this mess and try to make sense of it all. The United States House of Representatives is here trading in some of the most tortured language games imaginable.
First, the bill says that restricting abortion is “misogyny,” literally woman-hate! How many little girls — these tiny females — are hated to the point of death because of bills like this one? But then, there is the assertion that “transgender men” are protected under the “Women’s Health Protection Act.” Good luck sorting that one out. Actually, I’ll save you some time. It can’t be sorted out. Because it is contrary to nature, reason, and everything Holy.
When will the insanity end? When we stop exchanging the truth about God for a lie (Rom 1:25). “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter” (Isa 5:20). If Isaiah were alive today, who doubts that his message would be, “Woe unto them that call men women, and women men; that put death for life and life for death?”
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