The game starts out by pretending one fertilized cell is a human being. Everyone knows it has no resemblance to a human being but religion demands we pretend.
Once we pass a no abortion law, a law that one cell is a human being, it has to be enforced. Another game of let’s pretend starts. When an abortion happens, a woman has made the decision and hired a clinic to carry it out. A law against all abortions means she is now guilty of first degree murder.
However, anti abortion operatives tell us law enforcement will pretend she did not know the abortion was a murder. We are all to pretend, they say, she had no role in the abortion. By pretending all of this, anti abortion operatives can further pretend a women will not go to prison for murder if she has an abortion.
These child-like games of let’s pretend are so silly they are beyond the pale. The legal system is different than the religious system. The religious system with its invisible gods and spirits is all about “let’s pretend.” The legal system is not.
Let’s say there was a politically power class of bank robbers we did not want to offend. To keep them from going to prison we could pretend they did not know going into a bank with guns and taking its money was against the law.
When the public comes to understand a law against abortion means prisons full of women, the let’s pretend game and anti abortion will end.