Multiple states have filed bills of complete abolition of abortion in defiance of Roe v. Wade. They are prepared, in essence, to tell the Supreme Court to POUND SAND!
Who is the biggest enemy of a bill of complete abolition?
Not Planned Parenthood.
Not pro-abortion feminists.
Not radical leftists.
The biggest enemy of abolitionism is
THE PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT -
Specifically, state Right to Life groups!
Preborn Child Equality Act of 2021
Representatives Christopher Kurka and David Eastman filed the Life at Conception Act (also known as the Preborn Child Equality Act of 2021). The bill would outlaw abortion from the moment of conception.
"A statute, regulation, rule, order, or court order that has the purpose, intent, or effect of legalizing any abortion in the state infringes on a child's right to life in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and, therefore, is not made in accordance with the Constitution of the United States, is not authorized by the Constitution of the United States, is not the supreme law of the land, and, consequently, is invalid in this state and shall be considered null and void and of no effect in this state."
The bill is currently in the Judiciary committee, where it has sat for over a year. The good news is that Mr. Eastman is filing for reelection and Mr. Kurka is running for governor in 2022. You can read the bill here:
ARIZONA (bill not active)
In February of 2021, Representative Walt Blackman filed HB2650, which would outlaw all abortion and prosecute it as murder. Unfortunately, Mr. Blackman compromised on the bill and sought to amend it to remove prosecution for a mother who would have her child murdered. Accordingly, Abolish Abortion Florida can no longer support this bill as one of abolition, as it does not provide equal justice to the preborn. The bill died in committee.
Abolishing Abortion in Colorado
For the first time ever, Representatives Dave Williams, Kim Ransom, Ron Hanks, and Shane Sandridge, filed a bill to completely abolish abortion in Colorado. The bill faces a steep uphill road, as abortion is enshrined in Colorado law. Read the bill HERE
No pro-life incumbent has been willing to file a bill yet. However, there is hope for the 2022 elections. Drake Wuertz is running for State Representative (District 38) on an openly abolitionist ticket, as is C.J. Hacker of District 55. Luis Miguel is running for District 19 as an abolitionist. Rich Santos (District 29) has signed the abolitionist pledge. Gerald James is running for state senate (District 7) and has pledged to abolish abortion. Let's go, Florida! Abolish abortion in King Jesus' name!
The Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act
Representative Heather Scott initially authored this act with former representative John Greene. They decided that since abortion is already murder, it's high time to start treating it as such.
Ms. Scott has reintroduced the bill in the current session to force Idaho to acknowledge and enforce its own laws!
HB 344 Roe v Wade is Unconstitutional Act and HB 813 Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act.
State Representative Danny McCormick filed two bills. The first, HB 344, is The Roe v. Wade is Unconstitutional Act, which declares Roe to be unconstitutional, and HB 813, the Abolition of Abortion in Louisiana Act, which outlaws abortion and states that all laws relating to murder or assault for post-born humans would also apply to preborn humans.
Former House Representative Mike Moon has filed bills to ban abortion for the past 7-1/2 years. His prior bill in 2020 was killed in committee by a pro-life Republican, Sheila Solon, who denied the bill a hearing.
Mr. Moon was elected to the Missouri state senate in 2021. This session, Senator Moon has filed Senate Bill 699 as well as a proposed amendment to the state constitution, SJR48, to outlaw abortion entirely.
Representative Larry Pittman filed HB158 - "An act to amend the North Carolina constitution to declare that a distinct and separate human life begins at the moment of fertilization and shall be held inviolate as an individual person and protected by the laws of this state from the moment of fertilization until natural death, so long as that person is not convicted of a capital offense." So far, the pro-life Republican Speaker of the House, Tim Moore, has intentionally shuffled the bill from committee to committee, which has continually invalidated Mr. Pittman's petitions to have the bill removed from committee and heard on the House floor. Here's an article explaining Speaker Moore's shell game in greater detail.
If passed, the Act will put the above proposed amendment onto the ballot for the voters of North Carolina. Read the Act here.
The Equal Justice and Equal Protection Act. Filed by Senators Warren Hamilton, George Burns, and Jake Merrick. SB1372 abolishes abortion as murder. A similar bill was killed by pro-life Republicans in the previous part of the legislative session, so the senators have authored a modified bill and are waiting to see if the Senate will allow it to be heard. This will be the fifth year that a bill of abolition has been introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature.
Jonathan Hill filed Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2021 (H4046), which would make “the deliberate termination of an unborn child by any means or at any stage of development" murder under Section 16-3-10. So far, Reps. Gilliam, McCabe, Jones, Long, Magnuson, Morgan and J.E. Johnson have co-sponsored the bill.
The bill also provides that any South Carolina official or law enforcement officer who cooperates with the federal government in interfering with the Act would be guilty of a misdemeanor, and any judge who violates the right to life will be subject to impeachment.
During the 2021 legislative session, Representative Bryan Slatan filed HB 3326. The bill died in a committee being chaired by a pro-life Republican, Stephanie Klick, who refused to call up the bill for hearing. Mr. Slaton refiled the bill as HB03 for the special session that was called after the regular session had ended. That bill was killed as well, in favor of the Texas Heartbeat Act. Rep. Slaton is preparing to file another bill of abolition in the next legislative session (January 2023). More information will be provided upon filing.
WASHINGTON (bill not active)
In 2019, Representative Matt Shea filed HB 2154: Abolition of Abortion in Washington. It would have abolished ALL abortion, nullified Roe v. Wade and any other iniquitous decree or court ruling that would attempt to overturn it. HB2154 even called for the arrest of any federal official attempting to interfere with Washington state for abolishing the abomination of abortion!
Unfortunately, the bill died in committee.
Since Mr. Shea did not run for re-election, it is now up to another brave legislator to file a bill of abolition.