1. Abortion is murder. All abortion. Any abortion. Every abortion – for any reason -- is murder. To forbid an abortion AFTER the heart begins beating is to allow an abortion BEFORE the heart begins beating. Thus, the HB bill is saying that murder is okay if the heart is not yet beating or cannot yet be detected. If we truly believe ALL abortion is murder, we must ACT like ALL abortion is murder!
2. Heartbeat bills are NOT designed to abolish abortion. They are designed as a vehicle to challenge Roe v. Wade. The strategy is to get a heartbeat bill lawsuit before SCOTUS, to give the court an “opportunity” to reverse itself and overturn Roe. This strategy is born of the belief that Supreme Court rulings are actually “the law of the land.” They are not. They are court opinions, period. No court can make new law – not even the Supreme Court. They must interpret the Constitution. And when they allow murder, SCOTUS is the one violating the Constitution and making a mockery of God's law. If we treat Roe v Wade as a legitimate ruling, then we empower SCOTUS to continue to shoot down every regulatory law we pass. Under the US Constitution, the states have the power and authority to nullify unjust or unconstitutional rulings, as well as those outside the court's authority. Florida openly defies existing federal law and Supreme Court rulings by allowing marijuana use. Florida can therefore easily defy Roe – there isn’t even a federal “abortion” law on the books! We have been using the lives of innocent preborn children as a political football for almost 50 years now, trying the Roe v. Wade strategy in vain. How many more years will we keep allowing the butchery of babies while we play this evil game?
3. HB bills demand that the ABORTIONIST (or his/her paid employee) is the one who must look for the heartbeat. We’re trusting a murderer to be honest? Seriously? We’re demanding that a paid assassin search for the one thing that will prevent him or her from being paid?
4. A heartbeat bill is extremely unlikely to rule out abortion at 6 weeks as mainstream media insists. It may be true that with an internal (transvaginal) ultrasound, a skilled sonographer can find a heartbeat at 6 weeks or even earlier. However, HB bills almost never require – or even suggest -- a transvaginal ultrasound. Some even forbid it.
Most HB bills provide for external (transabdominal) ultrasounds only. Sarah Cleveland, a devout Christian abolitionist and an expert OB/Gyn sonographer with 20 years’ experience performing ultrasounds, actually testified against Ohio’s heartbeat bill, and consulted extensively with Ohio attorneys and legislators in a futile attempt to make them understand that their heartbeat bill would fail. Per Mrs. Cleveland, one “cannot see a 5-6 week baby externally. It's more like 7-8 weeks. And if the mother is overweight, it is harder to visualize through the fat to see a baby that small. Therefore, those heartbeats may not be externally detected until 8-9 weeks in those cases. And there are plenty of ways to fudge that too. Ultrasound is very operator dependent, after all.” Click here for a link to Mrs. Cleveland's testimony.