…wants to pass a Life at Conception Act to “end abortion on demand once and for all.”
Senator Paul, R-KY, recently recorded a message for the National Pro-Life Alliance (NPLA), talking about the legislation, which would declare unborn babies legal persons from the moment of conception and give them Constitutional protections.
The senator says Congress can legislatively overturn the Supreme Court‘s Roe v. Wade decision by passing a “personhood” law called the Life at Conception Act.
The law would establish that human life begins at conception, and extend 14th Amendment protection to babies in the womb.
Justice Harry Blackmun wrote in the 1973 ruling that if a fetus can be defined as a person, the “right” to abortion “collapses, for the fetus’s right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
U.S. law does not currently define an unborn child as a legal person.
Senator Paul, who has a medical degree, says in the message that science and biology confirm that life begins at conception.
In the message, Paul slams Roe v. Wade, which he says, “played God with innocent human life” and “invented laws that condemned more than 56 million babies to painful deaths without trial.”
Some of my readers may remember this lunatic and his mad father. They are actually serious about confronting the evil of abortion. So the GOP–with a chutzpah you have to admire for sheer brass–got their rank and file prolifers to *condemn* them for “only” wanting to overturn Roe and send abortion back to the states. You may say, “But I thought prolifers have wanted to overturn Roe for years?” Yes. That’s right. It was a standard goal since the late 70s. But when the GOP needed a way to convince people to vote for the duplicitous pro-abort cynic Mitt Romney, they suddenly spread abroad the meme that what had hitherto been a feature (“Wants to overturn Roe”) had suddenly became a bug (“Only wants to send the matter back to the States! Ron Paul is pro-choice if a state keeps abortion legal!”). It was a disgusting trick, but prolifers fell for it and wound up denouncing one of the few serious prolife voices in the GOP while damning to hell voters who would not buy a man who supported abortion “for the health of the mother” (i.e “always and for any reason”).
Happily, Romney is now gone and Rand Paul is still here–doing the right (albeit quixotic) thing and trying to pass a Life at Conception bill. I doubt it has a snowflake’s chance in hell. But it’s still the right thing to do.