We must be approaching an election year. While pro-life advocates understandably appreciate this bill which limits abortions, it remains that the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific power to regulate either abortion or healthcare. So I think that the Houses’s bill is just pre-election year noise that incumbents are hoping will win a few conservative votes for them in 2014.
Abortion is murder. Do you think states should have the right, under the 10th amendment, to legalize murder of those already born? Or just those not born yet?
You are dead on.
This is a Karl Rove “wedge issue” to keep the religious conservative voters on the GOP plantation.
Congress has authority under the Section 1 of the14th Amendment to declare that unborn children are persons, and are therefore subject to the equal protection of the laws. Section 5 authorizes it to pass legislation and enforce it to carry out said purpose.
There is your constitutional coat rack so to speak.