As the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade approaches this month, I offer this letter of action to my Washington state representatives in Congress.
An open letter to Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell and Representative Rick Larson:
Please join others in Congress (121 in the House and 11 in the Senate) and cosponsor the Life at Conception Act. (See below for text.)
Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, approximately one million babies each year have died through abortion. In Roe, the Supreme Court admitted that if personhood for the unborn is established, the case for abortion collapses since the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment (Roe v. Wade [410 US 113 at 156-7]). The justices also stated that it belongs to Congress to resolve this question and not the Supreme Court.
Now is the time for Congress to resolve this issue. The Life at Conception Act, by declaring that unborn babies are persons legally entitled to constitutional protection, will rescue millions of unborn babies from dying by abortion-on-demand.
Not only will this Act save millions of children from untimely death, but it will also save millions of men and women from the emotional distress caused by the regret of having an abortion, and it will save the physical well-being of many women who experience post-abortion medical complications.
[For those who seek emotional healing from abortion or other tragedies such as sexual abuse, please contact Healing Hearts Ministries International at healinghearts.org.]
I urge you my representatives—my voice—in Congress, to cosponsor, insist that it comes to a vote, and cast your vote for Life at the Conception Act.
Dear Reader, I also urge you to contact Congress and insist that they pass this life-saving act.
Life at Conception Act (H.R. 681)
This bill declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or other moment at which an individual comes into being. Nothing in this bill shall be construed to authorize the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child.
Life at Conception Act of 2017 (S. 231)
This bill declares that the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being at all stages of life, including the moment of fertilization, cloning, or another moment at which an individual comes into being.
Nothing in this bill shall be construed to require the prosecution of any woman for the death of her unborn child, a prohibition on in vitro fertilization, or a prohibition on the use of birth control or another means of preventing fertilization.
I had a South Whidbey Record reader respond with his own letter to the editor. http://www.southwhidbeyrecord.com/letters/secular-law-says-woman-has-the-right-to-choose/
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