Sowing the wind

Published May 4, 2023

By Gary Pearce

Politicians with too much power always go too far.

In less than 24 hours, North Carolina House Republicans rammed through a far-reaching abortion ban. It’s 46 pages long, and we barely grasp its consequences.

It’s a radical, right-wing assault on women. It criminalizes health-care professionals. It outlaws safe, sound and responsible medical care.

Thank Tricia Cotham, who – exactly a year ago – vowed “unwavering and unapologetic” support for abortion rights.

Republicans are very smug, with their gerrymandered districts and servile Supreme Court.

But the political graveyard is full of people who were untouchable – until they weren’t.

Republicans should remember their history. The “Bathroom Bill,” HB2, cost them the governor’s race in 2016, though Trump carried North Carolina. Even that law wasn’t as extreme and intrusive as this.

They should read their Bibles (Hosea 8:7): “For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.”