When it comes to the abortion debate, Democrats have taken up a common tactic of trying to use the Bible to defend their positions. The most recent example of this was when Michigan Democratic Rep.
Hillary Scholten used her “pro-choice Christian” values to oppose the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act that passed on Wednesday, January 11.
The Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act helps babies who survive abortions. It requires doctors to perform life-saving measures on the child instead of finishing the job out of the womb.
Rep. Scholten, like many of her Democratic colleagues, opposed the act and believes infanticide is a woman’s “choice.”
During her speech, Scholten talked about her difficult pregnancy and miscarriage. She called her unborn child her “daughter,” proving that she knew she was a child, not a mere “clump of cells.”
But she still advocated for abortion. “As a pro-choice Christian who chose life, this issue is so personal to me,” she said.
This statement is not only flawed, but hypocritical. If Scholten believes in the “choice” of abortion, she is essentially saying that even if she personally chooses not to have one, she has no problem if other women do.
This stance directly contradicts biblical values and makes it impossible to be a “Christian” and advocate for abortion.
Scholten also used a misquote of Jeremiah 1:5, saying “It doesn’t say the government’s womb or the speaker’s womb, it says the mother’s womb.” What the verse really does is affirm the fact that a child is a child, a “you,” in the womb, and therefore, should be protected.
The child is an innocent human being, and the verse in context shows that God has a plan for every single person before they even exist in the world.
Sadly, the Act passed, but 210 Democratic lawmakers voted against it, suggesting their support of letting a born-alive child die on a table rather than trying to save them. This is a sign of the Democrats’ anti-life values.
It’s disappointing to see so many Democrats trying to use the Bible to support abortion. The Lord is clear in His stance on the sanctity of life, and it’s wrong for them to twist His words to suit their own agenda. It’s even more disappointing to see them advocating for infanticide and refusing to protect innocent babies.
Erica Carlin is an independent journalist, opinion writer and contributor to several news and opinion sources. She is based in Georgia.