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Posted on 05/15/2019 11:29:24 PM PDT by Morgana
FULL TITLE: Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson says Alabama abortion law is 'extreme' and he believes the state 'has gone too far'
Christian televangelist Pat Robertson has said that he believes Alabama's near total ban on abortions is 'extreme' and that the state has gone 'too far'.
Robertson, who opposes abortion and hopes to see Roe v Wade overturned, made the remarks on Wednesday on The 700 Club, hours before Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed the new law.
The Alabama law contains an exception for when the pregnancy creates a serious health risk for the woman, but not an exception for rape or incest, and would punish doctors who perform abortions with up to life in prison.
'I think Alabama has gone too far,' remarked the 89-year-old Robertson
'It's an extreme law, and they want to challenge Roe verses Wade, but my humble view is that this is not the case that we want to bring to the Supreme Court, because I think this one will lose,' the conservative minister continued.
Robertson has been an outspoken opponent of abortion, and drew condemnation when he implied in 2005 that Hurricane Katrina's destruction of New Orleans was God's punishment for America's abortion laws.
But in Wednesday's broadcast Robertson said he feared that Alabama's new law would not create the right test case to challenge the 1973 precedent of Roe v Wade.
'It's ill-considered,' he said. 'The Alabama case, god bless 'em they're trying to do something, but I don't think that's the case that I'd want to bring to the Supreme Court.'
Governor Ivey signed the measure on Wednesday. The law will make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison.
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I am opposed to abortion on principle, but I agree with Pat on this one.
No I do not think Christian morality on all things can be imposed by secular law, and I don’t think Christian morality is to follow secular law no matter what it says. Christians should do what is right by Christian values and NOT because the law says to do something. Abortion is wrong whether the secular law says so or not, annd every social means of moral persuasion should be used to move society to not support abortion.
And, yes, sometimes, good purpose or not, secular law can be too extreme.
I fear Pat is right. I fear the appearance of any lack of compassion for any circumstance outside of the mother’s health is going to cost the GOP votes in November 2020. It’s a battle we might win, even in the courts, and the cost of the battle might be a worse calamity from the elections.
Yes, I think there is some distance that is O.K. between Christian morality and secular law. I do not look to the secular law to define us or our society. The only thing that is important is what people do, not what secular law says they can or cannot do. Christ is not holding you to the secular laws governing you.
Surprise, surprise... doesnt believe what it preaches...
If you believe life is a gift from God, and begins at conception, you dont kill it because its conception came from a morally repugnant act.
Pat Robertson is straddling the fence here. Either he is against abortion and wants Roe v Wade repealed, or he wants to kill innocent children who are the products of rape & incest. Murder is murder there Pat. You can’t say killing children who are the product of rape or incest is okay, but not okay if just unwanted for other reasons.
Remember in the 2012 GOP Primary, Pat said we need to stop choosing the most conservative candidate when people were opposing Romney? He’s trying to make money.
I figured out this guy was a fake a long time ago. With Carla Fay Tucker.
I wonder if heart beat law + two weeks would do that, with rape and incest within that period. That would force timely reporting to police about rape and incest crimes. That would increase prosecutions, cut down on bogus claims, keep women who are pregnant from being bullied into abortions. In time, you'd have less people who like to kill babies in the womb or as they're being born. Why? One can't help but suspect that in many cases rabid baby killers are that way because they had an abortion and think this justifies what they did.
The Alabama bill’s sponsors have said they’re open to adding exceptions (rape, incest) after it’s gone up to SCOTUS and Roe has been overturned. But for now the law is designed as a no-exceptions legal battering ram.
Robertson just gave them an excuse.
This poor soul has been senile for years. His ratings should be zero.
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