I really believe that pro-lifers are so fixated on this idea of saving fetuses that they don’t actually think of the consequences of what they are actually advocating for. This video is complete proof of that.
If you want abortion to be made illegal SO BADLY that you are standing on the side of the street with bloody pictures of stillborn babies or picketing clinics or voting for pro-life initiatives and you can’t even tell me what kind of punishment you want there to be if you get your way then it goes to show that you don’t think of the consequences of your political actions.
I also think this video shows that the idea that abortion is murder that anti-choicers like to throw out there isn’t actually believed by the majority of them. The people in this video vehemently believe in making abortion illegal, they are devoutly religious (“God called me here”, “It’s between her and God” etc.) and yet if they ACTUALLY thought abortion was murder wouldn’t they want to punish people who get abortions (assuming it was illegal to do so) as we do murderers? If abortion is truly murder then why do none of these people say that (except one person and they needed to practically convince themselves of that after pushing from the interviewer)?
I’ve seen this video before, and may have posted it long ago.
But what strikes me even more, beyond what Rabble said (that they don’t really think through the consequences of their political actions), is that they’re trying to outlaw something to protect people from committing sins, and that we should pray for people who have them… that “God will deal with it.”
And aside from the issue that they want to make a law that only their god can punish someone for breaking (first amendment anyone?), what’s also odd to me is their line of thought that they need to make something illegal so people don’t sin. And that’s just STRANGE because if their God is going to deal with sinners, he’ll do it with or without a human law. If this is a decision between a person and their God, then don’t they need to have that conversation with their God, not with the courts?
Not to mention, but from my understanding, having discussed this with friends who are more educated about Christianity, the only punishment for abortion in the bible is that the person who performs the abortion has to pay a small fine, and the person who gets it doesn’t have to do anything.