These days the headlines are full of news on laws impacting abortion. Ohio’s House of Representatives just passed the “Heartbeat” bill, which would prohibit abortion after a baby’s heartbeat is detected. If passed by the Senate, this law would become the toughest restriction of abortion in the country.
The Ohio House also approved a bill that would limit abortion after 20 weeks. Meanwhile, other states are already enacting measures that will restrict abortion. Alabama just became the fifth state to enact a law prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks, a measure based upon the baby’s ability to feel pain. Many other state legislatures are considering a slate of laws that would limit abortion or funding for abortion in one way or another.
Decades after our Supreme Court legalized abortion with its landmark Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, this issue still won’t go away. Why? Because when informed people review the impact and consequences of abortion in both the small and big pictures, its attraction diminishes. They really do want limits.
The vision of Elizabeth’s New Life Center is a culture where “abortion is unthinkable,” but setting limits on abortion, one state at a time, are steps in the right direction.