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I’m a Conservative Who Hates Abortion. The Texas Law Is a Disaster.

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04.09.2021

A deeply polarizing new law in Texas takes the person who cares about unborn children and asks him or her to become an apologist for a vigilante system where average citizens are abortion bounty hunters.

With all due respect, you can count me out.

I’m not here to quibble with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision not to enjoin a Texas law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected—that was a complex legal and procedural decision over which reasonable people can disagree. Nor am I here to talk about the political backlash that may result from this, or whether Texas handed Biden “a lifeline” (although that’s entirely possible).

But I am here to suggest that the law hinders my ability to persuade others to value the dignity of life and to create a culture of life. If you care about changing minds and changing the culture, that’s a huge problem.

It’s hard enough for conservatives to talk about the volatile issue of abortion when they are simply defending the dignity of life of the unborn child. But imagine making the anti-abortion case when doing so means you have to defend, I don’t know, allowing people to sue Uber drivers. Suddenly, you are forced........

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