THE FIVE COMPONENTS OF AN ABOLITION BILL
COMPONENT 1. FROM CONCEPTION
First and foremost, an abolition bill establishes that there is no right to murder a preborn human being at any stage. An abolition bill does not regulate which preborn human beings are old enough to be protected by law – it outlaws abortion itself. Any law regarding the legality of abortion which fails to outlaw the murder of preborn human beings from conception implicitly or explicitly legitimizes the murder of some children and is therefore iniquitous and entirely unacceptable.
COMPONENT 2. NO EXCEPTIONS
An abolition bill does not leave any preborn humans unprotected by law, unlike most Pro-Life bills, which allow for exceptions. Three exceptions, in particular, are present in many pro-life bills: the rape exception, incest exception, and life/health of the mother exception. Victims of rape should have the support of the communities, and rapists should face swift justice, but people conceived in rape or incest are no less created in the image of God than any of us. We must not allow the murder of a child for the crimes of the father.
Regarding situations where the life of the mother is in jeopardy, there is no need for the intentional murder of the child. There are cases where the child must be delivered early, and in those cases, the child may have a lower probability of survival than a child born at full-term, but intentional murder must not be allowed as an option. Doctors must be healers, not killers. Abolition bills treat these emergency situations like the triage situations that they are. The doctor must treat both patients like human beings. Doctors are fulfilling their rightful role if they are doing all that they can to preserve the most human lives that they can. That does not mean murdering the baby can be used as an answer for any pregnancy complication, but it does mean that doctors in triage situations must do what they can to preserve as many lives as possible and should not face any penalty as long as they are doing so in good faith.
COMPONENT 3. EQUAL PROTECTION
An abolition bill simply makes preborn human beings equal under the law, as mandated by God’s prohibition against partiality and the 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution. That means murdering or being an accomplice to the murder of a preborn human being comes with the same legal penalty as murdering or being an accomplice to the murder of a born human being. Pro-Life bills that give automatic legal immunity to the mother in all cases deprive preborn human beings of equal justice and protection. Giving the mother automatic immunity protects do-it-yourself abortion, which is on the rise. To say that the mother should be immune from penalty in the murder of her child is, in essence, to say that she has the right to murder her child. Abortion is not actually abolished if the mother is free to murder her child with impunity. Further, penalties are a deterrent. The law is a tutor, and laws that give people immunity in the murder of their child provide them no incentive not to do it. There are countless post-abortive mothers and fathers in the Abolitionist Movement who desperately wish that abortion had been classified as homicide so that this just punishment would have dissuaded them from murdering their child.
COMPONENT 4. DEFY ROE
The Supreme Court is not the Supreme Being. They can be wrong, and when they are wrong so egregiously and intentionally as to legalize mass murder, the Christian magistrate and citizen alike must stand firmly on the Word of God in defiance of that decree (Daniel 3, Exodus 1:15-19, Acts 5:27-32, 1 Kings 12, 2 Kings 11). Roe is an obviously evil, obviously unconstitutional Supreme Court opinion ordering the states to allow mass murder within their jurisdictions. An abolition bill recognizes that the courts have no rightful authority to legalize murder. Court opinions legalizing murder are null and void by their nature and will be treated as such upon the passage of an abolition bill. This component is utterly rejected by the Pro-Life Establishment, which takes a posture of unconditional submission to the Supreme Court, which is idolatry.
COMPONENT 5. REPEAL OR SUPERSEDE STATUTES ALLOWING ABORTION
Many laws have been passed by pro-life politicians regulating the murder of preborn human beings — where they can be murdered, when they can be murdered, how they can be murdered, the licensing needed to murder them, etc. An abolition bill repeals or supersedes these regulations because they codify into law the acceptability of murder in certain circumstances, and therefore must be repealed or superseded for abortion to be abolished. Abortion cannot be abolished while laws on the books establish that abortion is legal as long as you jump through Pro-Life hoops. These laws must be repealed or superseded. An abolition bill does exactly that.