Senator Paul Aims to Use Supreme Court’s Own Words to Defeat Abortion Senator Paul Aims to Use Supreme Court’s Own Words to Defeat Abortion
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Senator Paul Aims to Use Supreme Court’s Own Words to Defeat Abortion

by Steve Eastman


US Senator Rand Paul, of Kentucky, believes the seeds to overturning the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision legalizing abortion lie in the words of the justices themselves. In a mass mailing, Paul quotes an almost forgotten statement by abortion-supporting Justice Harry Blackmun, given at the time of Roe vs. Wade:

“If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”

Senator Paul says pro-life lawmakers can “pass a Life at Conception Act and end
abortion using the Constitution instead of amending it.” The plan hinges on two sections of the 14th Amendment, passed just after the Civil War.
 
Section One declares:

“… nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or property, without due process of
law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection
of the law.”

Section Five is where things get interesting:

“Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.”

And that is the purpose of the Life at Conception Act — to declare unborn children “persons.”

Senator Paul is now in the fundraising stage of the process. And he’s not under any illusions. He says in the letter:

“But even if a Life at Conception Act doesn’t pass immediately, the public attention will send another crew of radical abortionists down to defeat in the next election. Either way, the unborn win ….”

Senator Rand Paul is the son of Republican presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul, who’s well-known for his Constitutional stand.
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