The Constitution says,

“No state shall deny to any person the equal protection of the laws.”[1]

Politicians who oppose equal protection for babies before birth either don’t really believe that a fetus is a person, made in the image of God, or they are okay with violating the Constitution.

Follow the Golden Rule

Equal protection just means following the Golden Rule—do unto others as you would have others do unto you.[2] Equal protection just means obeying the Royal Law—the second greatest commandment—love your neighbor as yourself.[3] Equal protection just means that the same laws protecting preschool children and any other born person from being murdered should also protect preborn children from the same thing.

Do you believe a fetus is a person?

The current Texas Penal Code defines “person” to include “individual” and defines “individual” to mean “a human being who is alive, including an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth.”[4] HB 948 in 2017, HB 896 in 2019, and HB 3326 in 2021 would have simply gotten rid of the abortion exception for homicide. This would have made the same homicide laws protecting born people protect people before birth. No one who truly believes that a fetus is a person should have any problem with that.