In an appearance on the Jim Bakker show, Ohio state Representative Ron Hood (R) promised his host that he’d expose the truth behind the pro-choice movement. Hood, one of the lead authors of Ohio’s heartbeat bill, told Bakker that Americans support a women’s right to choose because they “are being oppressed by satanic spirits”.
The heartbeat bills, a series of bills that are attempting to ban abortion across the United States, seek to bar abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected at around six weeks.
Hood expressed grave concern for pro-choice Americans, claiming that, “These people are victims, they’re under spiritual attack and the need [to be] freed.” To Representative Hood, the abortion controversy can be distilled to a spritual contest between Jesus and Satan. In Hood’s mind, Satan is winning.
Lawmakers with beliefs, similar to Hood’s, are using the very same arguments to justify the erosion of women’s rights.