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At first, Trump was asked if a woman should be punished for having an . Frankly, when he started out, it was quite weak.
“If you say abortion is a crime or abortion is murder, you have to deal with it under the law,” Matthews rightly said. “Should abortion be punished?”
“Well, people in parts of the Republican Party and conservative Republicans would say ‘yes, they should be punished’,” Trump responded, not actually answering the question presented to him. So Matthews asked again, “How about you?”
“I would say that it’s a very serious problem and it’s a problem we have to decide on,” Trump said, again not answering the question.
Trump did go on to say he is “pro-life” and against , but he was pressed further by Matthews on what “banning abortion” means and the resulting consequences.
Mr. Trump reminded Matthews that in the past, when abortion was treated as , that those who engaged in the practice did it in back alleys and such. Why? Because it was murder! People who steal, try to hide it. Those who commit adultery, try to hide it. Those who lie, try to cover up the truth. And yes, those who commit murder, want to do it in the dark.
Of course, Matthews, like all , claims concern for the health of . If that is really true, then he should be shouting from the housetops for women not to have an abortion. Abortions scar women not only physically, but even mentally and spiritually. Furthermore, we know that literally hundreds if not thousands of don’t operate within the law and that many women have had to be rushed to the hospital due to their “safe and legal” abortion, and some have even died.
Matthews was asked by Trump how he felt about the Roman Catholic Church’s position on abortion in an attempt to get Matthews to be consistent with his agreement with the church’s position on abortion, but Matthews flipped it back that he wasn’t for president. That’s true, but if he were consistent, he would have taken the position that and he would support Trump’s . Matthews tries to draw a line between what is and what is legal (or lawful). Friends, real morality and real law come from the Lawgiver, God. If you are lawless, then you are not moral, you are immoral.
Trump simply stated, “There has to be some form of punishment” for who has an abortion. That’s right, but what should that punishment be? Trump didn’t have an answer.
Fortunately, the Bible does. And not only does the Bible have an answer, it states that answer, which is justice, over and over and over.
“Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed, for God made man in his own .” Genesis 9:6
“Whoever takes a human life shall surely be put to death.” Leviticus 24:17
“If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death on the evidence of witnesses. But no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness. Moreover, you shall accept no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death, but he shall be put to death.” Numbers 35:30-31
“But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.” Romans 13:4
Now, if your first response to me is, “,” but you will also go and tell people that America was built on Judeo-Christian principles, please tell me what those principles are, if they are not the principles of God’s law? Our forefathers understood the law of God and implemented it and its just punishments in law in our history. Just
Finally, I received an from a man who blasted Trump over his answer.
“Donald Trump may have finally torpedoed his campaign by telling Chris Matthews and a nationwide TV audience that there should be ‘some form of punishment’ for a woman who has an abortion. He managed in so doing to horrify forces on the far left and to cause anguish in the .” (Emphasis mine)
This man went on to write, “Does she bear moral culpability for that decision? Of course she does. But the way forward for women is healing through repentance rather than time in jail.”
I have never heard that the pro-life movement doesn’t believe that should not be held accountable for her part in the murder. That’s like saying that we’ll hold the hitman accountable, but not who paid him to kill his wife. Why is her crime not to be punished, but to give her space for “repentance,” but she paid to murder her baby punished? Does that make any sense people? Shame on those in the “pro-life” movement who think this way! They may be pro-life, but they certainly are not pro-justice, and as a friend of mine rightly says, “Justice is the guardian of liberty.”
Granted, Trump needs to take a stronger position on this issue, but seeing that a punishment should be administered for is a good place to be. Now Donald, break out your Bible and read it!