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To: EternalVigilance

The bill wouldn’t allow anything like that. It supports a constitutional amendment giving 14th amendment protections to the unborn.


18 posted on 08/24/2012 10:21:29 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: JediJones
If the child is a person they are protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Even Blackmun admitted as much in Roe.

"The appellee and certain amici argue that the fetus is a 'person' within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment."

-- Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Roe vs. Wade, 1973

So, why do you need legislation or amendments?

How about every officer of government, in every branch, simply supporting the explicit requirements of the Supreme Law of the Land, as they have sworn to do?

19 posted on 08/24/2012 10:28:03 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day Christians stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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To: JediJones
The bill wouldn’t allow anything like that. It supports a constitutional amendment giving 14th amendment protections to the unborn.

I don't know what bill you're referring to.

And our God-given, unalienable rights, the right to life being supreme among them, are not given by constitutions, or amendments to constitutions, or by any man-made laws. They are intrinsic, preceding and superceding all human laws.

This is not just my opinion. It is the first assertion, the very premise, of America and our claim to liberty.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."

20 posted on 08/24/2012 10:33:10 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The saving of America starts the day Christians stop supporting what they say they hate.)
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