Pass the Life at Conception Act

   Following is the letter I wrote to my Congresswoman and Senators

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There is legislation in Congress which was introduced on January 24, 2017 (S.231) entitled the "Life at Conception Act".  There's a related bill in the House of Representatives (H.R.681).  The purpose of the bill is "to implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States for the right to life of each born and preborn human person". The term "human person" is defined as "each member of the species homo sapiens at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization or cloning, or other moment at which an individual member of the human species comes into being".  

The Life at Conception Act follows the Supreme Court's instructions by defining when human life begins. When it handed down its decision regarding Roe v. Wade, it did so based on a new, previously undefined "right of privacy" which it "discovered" in so-called "emanations" of "penumbrae" of the Constitution.  The Supreme Court never declared abortion itself to be a Constitutional right.  Instead the Supreme Court said: "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins... the judiciary at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer...  

The Supreme Court itself admitted in Roe that once Congress establishes the personhood of unborn children, they must be protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which explicitly says: "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."

Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says, "Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."  

The Constitution clearly guarantees the right to life (14th Amendment); now it needs to be enforced.

It's time to put an end to the murder of innocent lives.  

Consider this:  

According to data published by the National Right to Life Committee in 2014, 29 states have homicide laws that recognize unborn children as victims in any stage of fetal development.   

And thanks to advances in technology, we are now able to see the developing fetus in its earliest stages via 3D ultrasound.  This technology wasn't available when Roe v. Wade made abortions legal in 1974. If this technology had been available in 1974, do you think there would have been any doubt as to the humanity of the infant in the womb?    

Since the Supreme Court acknowledged that they need to be told who the law counts as persons, I urge you to cast your vote for the Life at Conception Act.  

"If you hold back from rescuing those taken away to death, those who go staggering to the slaughter; if you say, 'Look, we did not know this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?  Does not he who keeps watch over your soul know it? And will he not repay all according to their deeds?" (Proverbs 24:11-12)

I urge Congress to delay no further regarding this legislation but take immediate action to vote on and pass this bill.  Please do the right thing and join the growing number of supporters and sponsors of this bill.  We can no longer ignore the rights of the unborn, who have done nothing to deserve to die.