Hello world. I’m here to do yet another myth-busting post regarding government and abortion.
First, the Separation of Church and State. Put simply, that separation does not exist—at least not in those words. Those words in that order are nowhere in the Constitution. In fact, the words “separation” and “church” don’t appear at all. The word “religion” does though. Twice. In the same place, which is - you guessed it – the First Amendment.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
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That’s it. The “separation of church and state” doesn’t exist to keep the Church out of the State—but to keep the State out of the Church.
Related to the separation of Church and State is the popular lie that you can’t legislate morality. In reality, all legislation is somebody legislating somebody’s version of morality. All legislation. There isn’t one law that isn’t related to morality. I challenge you to try to find one that doesn’t lead back to somebody somewhere’s version of morality.
So to ask a Senator to keep his religious beliefs and his personal morality out of the Congress is unrealistic. The Senator was elected because of his personal morality (though not necessarily his religion)—otherwise known as his worldview. All politicians are elected because of their personal morality. They keep a list of their opinions on their campaign websites for the public to come and scrutinize.
Now, a line does have to be drawn between religious beliefs and liberty. Sexual immorality, for example. Do I believe premarital sex is a sin? Yes I do. Should the US have a law against that? Absolutely not. That’s Big Government in the extreme.
Pro-abortioners use both the “separation of Church and State” and the “you can’t legislate morality” arguments to use against pro-lifers.
“Keep your religious beliefs off of my body!” they proclaim, “It’s none of your business whether I kill this fetus or not.”
Remember the line that needs to be drawn? Abortion is not on the same side as premarital sex. Why?
Because some “personal morality”, some “religious beliefs” are too big to be ignored. Some things are too obviously bad, too obviously hurt someone, even if you don’t believe there’s a God.
Pro-abortioners don’t support rape.
They don’t support murder.
They don’t support genocide.
They don’t support racism.
They don’t support slavery.
They don’t support animal cruelty.
They don’t support child abuse.
They don’t support violence (against born people, anyway).
All of the things listed above are (with the exception of animal cruelty) violations of basic human rights.
They shouldn’t support that either.All images found via Google Images. No copyright infringement intended.