The Abortion Zealots of the Left

Jan 30, 2023 | True Patriot News Daily

It seems like wherever you look, politicians, pundits, and celebrities on the political left are obsessed with preaching to America about the benefits of abortions. The worst part is, these pro-abortionists seem to have a religious fervor whenever they talk about how important it is to allow women to terminate unwanted pregnancies. 

In fact, in their latest push to increase abortion availability nationwide, some lawyers have argued that restricting access to abortions violates American's right to freely exercise their religion. Their argument is that certain religions allow abortions, even though the law restricts the practice. 

The real question for courts to decide is whether or not restricting abortion access violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which prohibits the government from “substantially burdening a person's exercise of religion.” 

If you're interested in learning more about the upcoming legal battles involving abortion and religion, The Federalist just put out a great article about the issue, which can be found here. A section of the article summarizes the issues facing the court: 

The plaintiffs claim that Indiana’s ban on almost all abortions violates its Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which prohibits the government from “substantially burden[ing] a person’s exercise of religion” unless it is the “least restrictive means” of furthering a “compelling governmental interest.” Indiana’s law is modeled on the federal RFRA, enacted in 1993 — and its legal standard, known as “strict scrutiny,” is the toughest in any area of law.

Congress overwhelmingly passed RFRA, and President Bill Clinton signed it into law in reaction to the 1990 decision Employment Division v. Smith. That decision embraced a weak legal standard that allows the government to frequently interfere with religious practice. States such as Indiana started enacting their own RFRAs after the Supreme Court decided in 1997 that the federal RFRA could not be applied to the states.

While we should all celebrate the repeal of Roe v. Wade that happened last year, we should also keep in mind that the legal battles affecting abortion are far from over. Rest assured that when I'm elected to represent the 24th District of Florida, I will fight tooth and nail to keep abortions out of our great state.