Big Eva has repeatedly attacked the pro-life movement, claiming that it does not believe in punishing women for abortions. Elites would shift the Southern Baptist Convention towards adopting pro-life feminism instead of upholding the biblical standard of justice at the 2022 annual convention. However, despite the insistence of Denny Burk who came out as a pro-life feminist and Brent Leatherwood, the head of the ERLC, majority of the pro-life movement actually believes in holding women accountable, and pro-life feminists despite controlling the national organizations are actually a minority of people within the pro-life movement.
Christianity Today wrote an article trying to paint abortion abolitionists as a fringe minority of the pro-life movement in a recent article published August 1. The comprises of quotes by many different activists, but what the article largely hinges on the reader not clicking on a Pew Research Center link that debunks their narrative.
The abolitionist stance for criminalizing the actions of abortive mothers is perhaps the most controversial of positions—one that the majority of pro-lifers reject. Pew Research Center found that only 14 percent of Americans would support jail time for a woman in the case of an illegal abortion.
Now, when I first read this 14% seemed encouraging. But wait there’s more.
The study is of the American population who by in large are pro-abortion with exceptions. 14% of this is rather high. But, I would argue Christianity Today lied about the lack of support and misrepresented the study. After all, they claimed that majority of pro-lifers rejected it. This survey shows the opposite.
When asked who should be a punished for an illegal abortion, 60% say the doctor and 47% say the post abortive mother! Yes, there is a 13% drop, but clearly, the pro-life movement is on board with holding women accountable, especially when you factor in the fact that this study found a supermajority of Americans were pro-abortion with exception. Breaking down these numbers even further, 25% believe in jail time for the doctor and only 14% for the women, an 11% drop. If we reasonably assume that the person who believes the woman also believes the doctor should be punished, this constitutes a decisive majority of the pro-life movement believing in punishing women. That’s 14%-11% within the pro-life movement. Otherwise the numbers were very similar for lesser punishments. So the actual pro-life position is opposed by Big Eva, national anti-abortions organizations, and politicians, yet is still the prevailing view of the movement. And we are only just now talking about holding women accountable for murder. The feminists control the pro-life establishment, yet they cannot overturn logic and the Bible.