Thursday, June 04, 2009

Support Pro-life Bills

Dear Concerned Christian,

As you are probably well aware, the federal courts, and in particular, the Supreme Court have run amuck for decades by legislating from the bench and rendering decisions which are entirely out of step with both the Constitution and the will of the people. Though this usurpation of legislative power was never the intention of Founding Fathers, they did anticipate that this would occur, and did not leave us without a legal remedy.

In accordance with Article III, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, Congress has the authority to remove from the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court, almost any subject matter. Last week Congressman Ron Paul introduced the Sanctity of Life Act of 2009. Section 2 of this bill (H.R.2533) states:

(1) the Congress declares that—
(A) human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency; and
(B) the term ‘person’ shall include all human life as defined in subparagraph (A); and
(2) the Congress recognizes that each State has the authority to protect lives of unborn children residing in the jurisdiction of that State.

The bill goes on to specifically describe the limitations that this would place on the Supreme Court and the federal courts by amending Chapter 81 of title 28 of the United States code, preventing it from reviewing cases on the grounds that a law:

protects the rights of human persons between conception and birth; or prohibits, limits, or regulates--the performance of abortions; or the provision of public expense of funds, facilities, personnel, or other assistance for the performance of abortions.

Like the Marriage Protection Act, this bill insolates itself and is “Supreme Court proof”. Other pro-life bills do not have this protection!!! This is the most important bill in Congress!!!

There are also some other good pro-life bills which have other important items that H.R.2533 does not have:

The Sanctity of Human Life Act (H.R.227) defines life as beginning at fertilization or cloning, rather than conception, which is an additional an safeguard for human embryos against the court’s misinterpretation of the word “conception”. Both H.R.227 and the Right to Life Act (H.R.881 and S.346) declare more explicitly that the unborn have a constitutional right to life and that Congress, not just the States, has the authority to enforce the “equal protection” clause according to the section 5 of the 14th amendment.

There are also some other bills that would restrict abortion funding, such as The Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R.614 and S.85) and The Restrict Assistance To Foreign Organizations That Perform Or Actively Promote Abortions Act (H.R.708). But the Taxpayers' Freedom of Conscience Act of 2009 (H.R.1233) is best because it applies to both domestic and foreign funding and doesn’t contain exceptions for rape and incest. It simply says:

No Federal official may expend any Federal funds for any population control or population planning program or any family planning activity (including any abortion procedure), irrespective of whether such program or activity is foreign or domestic.

Please send this information to your congressman and ask him/her to cosponsor these bills!!!

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