The right-wing American Christians have claimed that “the conflict over abortion access may lead to a new civil war.” New legislations banning abortions have been passed around America. The strictest bill was passed in Alabama. So-called “fetal heartbeat” bill, which has no exceptions for incest or rape victims, restricts an abortion if the heartbeat of the fetus can be detected, which is about five or six weeks into pregnancy – when most women are not aware of being pregnant.
Charisma News, US Christian magazine, has posted a few articles saying that a civil war over abortion rights is imminent. Michael Brown, a Christian pastor and author, stated, “A civil war is coming to America, only this time, it will be abortion rather than slavery, that divides the nation. And although I hope with all my heart that it will not be a physically violent war, the ideological conflict will certainly be violent and intense.”
According to National Abortion Federation report, cases of violence against US abortion clinics, including vandalism, trespassing, and obstruction, have increased.
Matt Shea, a Republican who once tried to criminalize abortions, said that the two sides divided on abortion views cannot unite. “I don’t think we can [unite], again, because you have half that want to follow the Lord and righteousness and half that don’t, and I don’t know how that can stand.”
“A civil war is certain,” said pastor Brown. “The only thing to be determined is how bloody it will be. Much of that depends on us. Let us pursue the cause of life.”
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