Gringo view: Entering the Age of the New Inquisition

The inquisition comes immediately when considering recently enacted Texas Senate Bill 8, which prohibits any abortions after a heartbeat can be heard, usually six weeks after conception, often before the woman even knows she is pregnant.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) There appears to be a crack in the wall of the late 18th century Inquisition Palace in the center of Cartagena, Colombia. It was the repository where people with a grudge, real, imagined, or just plain vicious, could anonymously accuse another of heresy or other crimes. Inside what is now a museum is a collection of the grisly implements favored by the inquisitors to torture the accused until they confessed.

The inquisition and that subtle message box come immediately when considering recently enacted Texas Senate Bill 8, which prohibits any abortions after a heartbeat can . . .

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