Section 1. Neither the United States nor any State shall deprive any human being, from the moment of conception, of life without due process of law; nor deny to any human being, from the moment of conception, within its jurisdiction, the equal protection of the laws.
Section 2. Neither the United States nor any State shall deprive any human being of life on account of illness, age, or incapacity.
Section 3. Congress and the several States shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
After the Roe v Wade Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court legalizing abortion, Rep Lawrence Hogan (R-MD) On January 30, 1973, introduced the above Amendment to secure rights to a preborn child, and thus end Abortion on Demand.
Many attempts to secure an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to prevent Abortion, have been made since that first attempt. These various attempts have been named the “Human Life Amendment”. According to the “National Committee for a Human Life Amendment”, there have been a total of 330 versions, many with different texts, to be proposed in an attempt to overturn Roe v Wade.
Most of the attempts, failed in committee. Some did have floor debates. Only one, on June 28,1983 made it to a vote in the Senate. It received 49 votes, but fell short by 18 votes the 2/3 needed to be moved forward.
The time, I believe, has come for a Human Life Amendment to protect the rights of the preborn, and to give voice to the voiceless.
The Medical facts are pretty clear. Human life begins at conception. I wrote a previous article about this, which is found here.
— http://tiny.cc/sec5d “When Life Begins”
Today, the votes are not there to pass this Amendment. However, with another strong ProLife vote in 2012, I believe we could finally be within reach of this long awaited goal, to secure rights for all of Human Life, the born and the preborn.
It will not be easy. But the lives saved, will be more then worth the fight.
Preborn Child at 13 weeks