What could be more clear and profound than the words of the founders of this free republic?
“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...”
— The Declaration of Independence
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
— The Preamble, or Statement of Purpose, of the United States Constitution
“No person shall be deprived of life without due process of law.”
— The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution
“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.”
— The Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
My complaint, EV, is that I think you are not making the connection that explains why saving lives now violates the principles of our country.
I believe that life is sacred from conception onward. I believe in equality under the law. I believe the constitution addresses the unborn with its use of the word “posterity” in the preamble.
All of those things are dear to me.
I also think it’s good to save lives through any legislative means that I can.
HOW does my saving that life violate those principles above? That’s the reasoning I don’t understand.