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Posted: Friday, May 24, 2019 10:39 am

Some in America (read: mostly conservatives) believe they have the right to determine for a woman if she must carry a pregnancy to full term. They even want to control the use of birth control pills and the morning after pill. They champion laws that criminalize abortions and abortion providers.

At the same time, most of those same people warn against adopting Sharia Law. The problem is they, even thought hey don’t seem to know it, are promoting Sharia Law.

Recently in Ohio, Georgia, Missouri and Alabama, the conservative dominated legislatures have passed laws that make abortions illegal and doctors who perform them criminals. In fact, the doctors are subject to longer prison sentences than rapists. This is eerily similar to Sharia Law. This is what Sharia Law says:

“Reproductive Rights: Abortion in Brunei (which is under Sharia Law)

“Abortion in Brunei is largely illegal, with an exception if a woman’s life is in danger. Previously, the penalty for receiving an abortion was up to seven years in prison, with 10-15 years for the person performing the abortion. In 2014, Brunei’s government implemented Sharia criminal law in a series of phases which was set to increase the punishment for abortion to execution by stoning. This part of the law was to come into effect in 2016, although isn’t now expected to come into effect in 2018. In 2016, a 22 year old woman was sentenced to seven years in prison for obtaining an abortion using the abortion pill.”

An interesting effect of this legislation is that those with more resources (read: white people) will still find ways to get abortions. Those with less resources (read: minorities), will be less likely to get abortions. So, the children of the “less likely” will very soon significantly outnumber those with “more resources.”

To misquote Sir Walter Scott: Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to meddle in things that should be the private business of a woman.

We can do better. We must do better.

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