Tucker Carlson Labels the Abortion Fight As a Spiritual Battle

(RepublicanJournal.org) – Tucker Carlson, the popular conservative host who parted ways with Fox News in April, recently spoke at the Center for Christian Virtue in Ohio to discuss his views on abortion. He described people promoting legislation in favor of the procedure in the state as “sick,” calling the debate a spiritual one that has led many expecting mothers to sacrifice their young like pagans.
Carlson compared people who endorse abortions to the countless past civilizations that believed they could improve their lives or gain power through human sacrifice. He claimed the “one constant in human civilization” was the killing of children — despite the fact that such an action forces participants to go against our very nature to reproduce and see our young grow up to produce young of their own.
The religious-themed speech came in response to liberal lawmakers in Ohio proposing the Right to Reproductive Freedom and Protections for Health and Safety amendment. If passed, it would alter Article I of the Ohio Constitution so that, by law, all reproductive decisions regarding abortion would fall on the mother’s shoulders. Exceptions would be made solely in the case of “fetal viability” — or the point where the baby has a chance of surviving outside the womb. Ohio voters will be deciding upon the initiative, which Planned Parenthood and the ACLU both vocally support, in November. The Associated Press reports that an estimated 56% of voting Ohio residents feel abortion should be legal in some form, so the measure is likely to pass.
Abortion has been an increasingly heated topic ever since the Supreme Court gutted Roe v. Wade with its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The ruling put abortion rights back into the hands of individual states, sparking divides across the country over how best to handle regulating, or downright outlawing the controversial procedure.
Conservatives in Ohio are currently fighting Democrats over enforcing the state’s 2019 heartbeat law, which lawmakers in one county managed to block in court, at least temporarily, in October.
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