Pro-Lifers Reassure Pro-Abortion Advocates that Bill Won’t Hinder the Murder of Children
AUSTIN, Tx — Texas pro-lifers celebrated Tuesday after Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill to prohibit insurance companies from covering the murder of preborn children as part of standard health plans.
Although earlier this year Texas legislators had the opportunity to make the murder of children entirely illegal in their state, they opted instead to focus on what to do with the body parts of the slain, and ensuring that born citizens can opt out of paying for the murder of the preborn through insurance.
“As a firm believer in Texas values I am proud to sign legislation that ensures no Texan is ever required to pay for a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child,” Abbott said. “This bill prohibits providers from forcing Texas policy holders to subsidize elective abortions. I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life in this special session.”
The bill does not remove all state funding for abortion, but merely requires that women who wish to have abortions covered by insurance must pay a separate health insurance premium. Even that restriction only applies to elective abortion, and includes exceptions for “emergency” abortions.
Despite Abbott’s words about protecting innocent life, legislators were quick to reassure Texans that innocent lives will in no way be protected by the passage of HB 214, and that the only impact it will have is to make pro-lifers feel less complicit in the murder by keeping their wallets cleaner.
During debate on the House floor, Republican Rep. John Smithee said, “If you want to buy this coverage, you can buy it. This isn’t about who can get an abortion. It is about who is forced to pay for an abortion.”
Pro-life activist Abby Johnson, who refused to support the Abolition of Abortion Act on the grounds that it was “unconstitutional”, and that women who kill their children should never be held accountable for that action, joined in reassuring the public that the act of murdering children will not be hindered by the passage of HB 214.
“Just because abortion is legal does not mean that people who have significant moral concerns with the taking of innocent life… need to pay for it through their health insurance,” Johnson said. “Abortion advocates automatically go to the far reaches of hysteria and assume the worst kind of legislation: that women won’t be able to get abortions when they want them. Women have access to abortion, but those of us who believe it is the intentional ending of a human life shouldn’t have to pay for it.”
Abolitionists, on the other hand, do not consider the idea that women should not be allowed to kill their children “the worst kind of legislation” or something that could only be imagined from within “the far reaches of hysteria.”
“Basically, Texas has once again codified into law that abortion is healthcare,” said Texas abolitionist Sonya Charis Emet. “Safe, Legal, and Rare is apparently the goal of the elected GOP officials in Texas.”
“If we sow to injustice we will reap calamity1,” Emet continued. “But God may relent if we would only repent of regulating how we may shed innocent blood and who pays for it to be shed and rather obey Him by treating abortion as what God calls it — murder — and establish justice for ALL humans, born and preborn.”
A post on the Abolish Human Abortion Facebook page Thursday said, “Pro-life and pro-abortion politicians successfully ignored, tabled, and defeated the bill to abolish abortion in Texas and replaced it with a bill to ensure that abortion remains legal yet unfunded by state tax dollars and uninsured by private insurance companies. This is a major victory for the pro-life movement as abortion remains legal to be fought yet a small victory can be cited as a major step towards incremental abolition. Fundraising letters will soon go out celebrating the passage of this bill and Texas will remain a Prolife anti-abolitionist state.
Texans still have the choice to poison, stab, scrape, or vacuum a baby to death but their Insurance companies are now prohibited from helping to cover the cost. ”