Thursday, November 19, 2009

Right to Life Act Watered Down

Congressman Duncan Hunter of California, has introduced the Right to Life Act in past six or so congresses. This year he decided to change the wording in section 2:

To implement equal protection for the right to life of each born and preborn human person, and pursuant to the duty and authority of the Congress, including Congress' power under article I, section 8, to make necessary and proper laws, and Congress' power under section 5 of the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress hereby declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being. However, nothing in this Act shall be construed to authorize the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.

The intention of the last sentence may have been to protect women from being unjustly prosecuted in cases of miscarriages. But the effect of this addition would be, if passed, to give all women immunity from prosecution for contracting to have their babies murdered. This leaves the Sanctity of Life Act 2009, the We the People Act, and the Sanctity of Human Life Act as the only Roe v Wade repealing house bills which do not shield any murderer from prosecution. There are no congressmen (not even Ron Paul) who have cosponsored all three of these acts!

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