Thursday, August 20, 2009

When Life Begins

This week, I received a very thought-provoking letter from Congressman Steve King, who was writing to help the National Pro-Life Alliance. Here's a clip from the letter:

When the Supreme Court handed down its now-infamous Roe vs. Wade decision, it did so based on a new, previously undefined "right of privacy" which it discovered in so-called "emanations" of "penubrae" of the Constitution.

Of course, as constitutional law it was a disaster.

But never once did the Supreme Court declare abortion itself to be a constitutional right. Instead, the Supreme Court said, "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins . . . the judiciary at this point in the development of man's knowledge is not in a position to speculate as to the answer."

Then the High Court made a key admission:

"If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case (i.e. the "Roe" who sought an abortion), of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."

The fact is, the 14th Amendment couldn't be clearer:

. . . nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the law."

Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says, "Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."

That's exactly what a Life at Conception Act would do.

Very, very interesting. In my view, this is exactly what ought to be done, and exactly something for which pro-life people ought to push.

I expect the left to squeal like stuck pigs over it, but that's just too bad, isn't it?

Let's go for it!

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