Skip to comments.Abortion classified as murder if bill becomes law in Iowa
Posted on 02/07/2013 5:15:30 AM PST by EternalVigilance
A group of Republican legislators has introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal in Iowa and any doctor who performs an abortion in Iowa would face murder charges.
What the bill does is it defines what a person is, says Representative Tom Shaw, a Republican from Laurens who is the bills lead sponsor.
We put it right underneath our murder statute. This is in keeping with Roe v Wade where Justice Blackman said that if the state ever defined the fetus to be a person, then, of course, it would have all the protections of the 14th amendment. ...
We just kind of sat down and thought, Were making this way too hard. We should be following what the Supreme Court said in their opinion, Shaw says. And so the bill just merely defines who a person is and it defines a person from the moment of conception when the zygote is formed until natural death.
...we should not determine whether a persons life is worth living based on their age or their stage of biological development, Shaw says.
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Kudoes to Representatives SHAW, HEARTSILL, ALONS, SCHULTZ, BACON, SHEETS, KOESTER, FRY, and SALMON. This is where the battle lines should have been drawn all along.
A person’s a person, no matter how small.
“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...”
This is the fruit of our Constitution. It is self-correcting. God bless Federalism.
The U.S. Constitution:
“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”
“No State shall deprive any person of life without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
I’m happy to say that Tom Shaw is my state representative.
We couldn’t be happier with him.
If we can fill every office in American with folks like him this free republic will be restored and preserved.
Hence, my tagline.
Iowa constantly amazes me. Their politics are all OVER the map!
Of course I agree with this, but they sure did their best to give us 0bama, too! *Scratches Head*
Wisconsin is not without blame, too, concerning electing 0bama!
But, we now have a Republican Governor and we OWN the House and the Assembly, so we’re moving in the right direction. :)
It’s a shame that Terri Schiavo wasn’t recognized as a person. We all know that babies, disabled people, elderly people, and all other people are people. That we have to write a law legislating the definition is a sign of how far civilization has deteriorated.
That’s a great tagline!
My nephew is alive today because my sister had a life-saving abortion in 1987.
So will a pregnant woman have the right to kill in self-defense under this law?
Aren’t the Dems and their President saying “If it saves JUST ONE LIFE?”
Oh...sorry. I guess that only applies to evil things like guns and trying to ban them.
You got a permit for that?
Therein lies Dr. Seuss’s cognitive dissonance: He was a filthy, Marxist leaning Liberal who supported abortion, yet he somehow managed to write a children’s book that told us a “person’s a person no matter how small...”
Apparently, Dr. Seuss didn’t mean what he said nor say what he meant...
“A Lib is a Lib, one hundred percent...”
But your sister didn’t have a ‘life-saving abortion’.
She underwent a medical procedure to save her life: the unfortunate side-effect of which led to the death of her unborn child or children.
If her medical procedure could have been carried out without killing her child then I imagine she would have done so.
Pregnant women have the right to medical procedures to save their lives. They also retain the right to “kill in self-defense” - for instance if someone attacks them in the street.
However ‘self-defense’ would be a ludicrous way of describing the effects of an operation to deal with e.g. an ectopic pregnancy. ‘Heart-breaking necessity’ would be a better term.