The Reproductive Health Act passed with a 38-28 vote and applause in the state Senate chamber.
In a lengthy op-ed, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said, “The fallen nature of humanity is evident. Who could cheer the potential to stop the beating hearts of children who are, in some cases, just weeks away from birth?”
“And the closer one gets to the issue, the more one sees just how blinded by injustice people can get,” he continued. “Some who claim to be about protecting the weak from the strong are able to nonetheless completely ignore those, the unborn, who are politically unpopular in their tribe. And others, who are allegedly ‘pro-life,’ are sometimes viciously antagonistic to the lives of others who are similarly politically unpopular in their mirror-image political tribes.”
Moore added, “The culture of death means that life is valued in terms of its power, and that is far deeper, and more dangerous, than just a momentary culture war.”
Concluding his message, Moore said that while the “pro-life, pro-human dignity work is a long arc,” “we speak still, and, ultimately, we win.”