The Heartlessness of the Texas Heartbeat Act

As my family, a few others, and myself were out on our weekly mission to interpose for our preborn neighbors with signs and preaching amongst the busy streets of the downtown area of Pensacola Florida, a women called out saying “we outlawed abortion in Texas, now its Florida’s turn.” Is this a true statement? Did Texas actually outlaw abortion, establishing justice for all humans comparatively to those outside the womb as codified in their existing murder laws? Of course the media, both liberal and conservative bias, have promulgated such a notion across the union leading all to believe such, fueling support by financial means and future votes. However, the media has earned itself great distrust amongst the populace shifting from true journalism to ideological brainwashing, while even “conservative” news outlets have carried water for actions and persons antithetical to federal and state constitutions. Still when it is often our “own side” feeding us the information, we gobble it up as gospel truth, never questioning or giving it a second thought. This, my friends, has led to the ignorance of the average voter. People read very little today, almost next to none, but acquire their beliefs and understandings from what they hear, whether that be the trustworthy news agency of Facebook or plain old word of mouth. For some time, I was one of those ignorant citizens amongst millions who went along with the “pro-life” incremental strategy, which to be frank, stems from the rejection of a moral absolute only to be replaced with spiritual relativism as a means to be all inclusive. The politicization of murder and the regulation of it as healthcare has now become the new “conservative” standard, thus our pro-life organizations and magistrates placate their constituents with the cliché “I’m pro-life” as a means to fill their coffers and garner votes for future elections.

So is abortion outlawed in Texas? No.  First, it fails to establish protection of persons at fertilization, while establishing personhood at heartbeat, which purposefully excludes all preborn before 6 weeks. Why 6 weeks? Well Due to the rejection of the Word of God as the foundation in the civil realm of governance, man has now replaced God with himself as absolute, thereby making law up as he goes or out of whim. The re-establishing of when life begins is just another diabolical plan of humanism with man at the helm defining when life is worthy of our love and protection, though many involved in promoting this bill ignorantly do so. The dehumanizing of persons has to be continually reiterated that great evil can be foisted upon certain individuals of society. Just study the likes of Stalin, Trotsky, Hitler, Mao, or Pol Pot. In contrast, Christian thought actually brings intrinsic value to humanity. All persons are made in the image of God [Gen. 1:27]. The Bible also speaks of God being the author of life in the womb and actually having knowledge of a person before being formed [Jer. 1:5], therefore life is deemed sacred and to be protected at all stages. “Thou shalt not murder.” Even science itself decries life at fertilization. Dr. Jerome Lejeune (The Father of Modern Genetics) said this, “After fertilization has taken place a new human being has come into being. It is no longer a matter of taste or opinion…it is plain experimental evidence.” Dr. Hymie Gordon (Dept. of Genetics, Mayo Clinic) also said this, “By all the criteria of modern molecular biology, life is present from the moment of conception.” Reminiscence would also have me remind all, that exceptions allowing for the murder of the preborn in certain cases is why Justice Blackmun ruled in favor of Roe amongst a majority Republican nominated Supreme Court back in 73’. Justice Blackmun stated, “When Texas urges that a fetus is entitled to Fourteenth Amendment protection as a person, it faces a dilemma. Neither in Texas nor in any other State are all abortions prohibited. Despite broad proscription, an exception always exists . . . But if the fetus is a person who is not to be deprived of life without due process of law, and if the mother’s condition is the sole determinant, does not the Texas exception appear to be out of line with the Amendment’s command?….” So the Heartbeat bill is doomed right off the bat based on God’s justice and the US constitution.

Second, the abortionist is required to perform a test to determine if a heartbeat is present. He then is required to write down in medical records whether he found one or not. Nowhere does the bill require an audio or video recording to confirm his findings. Finding a heartbeat at this gestational size is extremely difficult requiring an experienced OB/GYN sonographer. The abortionist is attempting to find a heartbeat on a baby at the size of .08 to 0.2 in, which is about the size of a pomegranate seed! So the state is placing the balance of life upon the good faith of a person, who makes a living off murdering preborn babies, to be honest and use the proper ultrasound method to detect a heartbeat.

Third, the bill doesn’t actually make abortion a crime prosecutable by the magistrates in the state of Texas. If the abortionist proceeds with the abortion without performing the test or upon finding a heartbeat, he or she can be subject to a lawsuit for the amount of or at least $10,000 by a private citizen in civil court. Only life of mother permits the abortionists to perform an abortion without penalty, however this exemption has been misconstrued since the beginning of the Roe opinion as a loophole to perpetuate the murder for decades. All this means is that the bill itself can only be enforced by means of civil litigation. The real kicker is the state, county, or city officers of Texas have recused themselves from enforcing any aspect of this bill. The main duty of government, that being to defend and protect life, has been passed off to the private citizen, while the life of the preborn baby is reduced to nothing more than litigation suits and court penalties.  

Fourth, the “pro-life” strategy has a long history of bills that all bow to judicial supremacy. A myth of which even Thomas Jefferson warned against over 200 years ago in a letter written to an early judicial supremacist:  “You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy.” He went on to write: “The Constitution has erected no such single tribunal, knowing that to whatever hands confided, with the corruptions of time and party, its members would become despots.” This bill is no different. It is riddled with language chaining itself to the oligarchy called the Supreme Court. If the abortionist can prove in court that a suit will cause an undue burden upon a woman seeking an abortion, the suit will be dismissed based on 92 Casey vs. Planned Parenthood ruling. Really, all suits will have to be thrown out as the Heartbeat language strips all power from itself, whereby demanding the suits must comply with SCOTUS ruling, which only continues to legitimize Roe vs. Wade as law and not the opinion it really is. A Texas judge has already issued an order stopping the Texas National Right to Life along with other individuals from suing Planned Parenthood.

Fifth, the bill gives complete immunity to the mother. It does nothing to criminalize the mother who has in no way been coerced, but actually gives her license to hire an assassin to murder her son or daughter. God is very serious about the shedding of innocent blood and the proper judgment of it in a land. Romans 13 establishes God as the institutor of government and the primary role of it, that is to reward the righteous and bear the sword against the evil doer. The laws of a land must reflect the law of God, thereby just laws in a land provides a two-fold purpose: 1) Man realizes his heart is wicked in need of a Savior. 2) Societal order is maintained. However this bill promulgates the complete opposite. It justifies one’s rebellion toward God and allows the tyranny of a defenseless group of people. It is unjust and unconstitutional as it shows partiality by giving permission to one mother to murder her baby in the womb, while criminalizing another mother for murdering her baby that happens to be present outside the womb. Also chemical/self- administered abortions have already been on the rise. This bill will only push mothers to do more at-home abortions by themselves. The lack of justice always leads to the oppression of a person or group of people.

Now, what are we to do? It is our duty to establish justice as a means to bring blessing and not judgment upon our sovereign state of Florida. We must repent and return back to the absolute standard, the law and word of God.  We must demand our local magistrates stop bowing to judicial supremacy and do their duty now before God as servants in protecting all life with the delegated authority on loan from Him for this very purpose. We must stop supporting legislation that regulates murder as healthcare, while demanding they end it now. We must meet with our legislatures, county sheriffs, county commissioners, and city councils to re-educate them on powers not enumerated to the federal government and their duty as lesser magistrates to interpose by resisting such evil. We must stop seeking a federal remedy like overturning Roe vs. Wade. The feds are the problem not the solution. We must encourage our state representatives to pass a bill which nullifies Roe and ignores any court or federal entity that intervenes to uphold that opinion as it is unjust and not in pursuance of our state or the US constitution not to mention the highest law, God’s law. Though I’m not in support of the legalization of recreational marijuana, however it plays out a perfect example of states nullifying laws or court opinions that are infringing upon our state. Drug laws are not enumerated to the Federal government; therefore many states have ignored the federal laws and mandates making them null and void by using the power of the states to legalize this particular drug. If states such as our own can use their power to ignore the feds on something like pot, is not the life of a defenseless baby more justifiable of a battle? Oh, that’s right. You can’t tax the outlawing of abortion nor do you receive pats on the back from little babies in the womb. It is time to stop turning a blind eye and deaf ear to their suffering with iniquitous legislation. It’s time to abolish all abortion, criminalizing all who take part in this murderous act. Please take time to  contact your state representatives to garner their support for just legislation in our state. Refer them to the “Abolition of Abortion in Florida Act“.

It is good that we should consider Isaiah 10:1- 2  “Woe unto them that decree unrighteous decrees, and that write grievousness which they have prescribed; to turn aside the needy from judgment, and to take away the right from the poor of my people, that widows may be their prey, and that they may rob the fatherless”

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