Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is running for President, but the campaign is not going so well right now. He’s fallen to the back of the pack (though some polls have him scoring near the middle of the field), and he’s working hard to remain relevant as primary voting begins in Iowa and New Hampshire next week. However, even as he runs two difficult campaigns (he’s also simultaneously running for reelection as Kentucky’s Senator), he somehow finds time to do his current job as well. While Marco Rubio can’t seem to be troubled to attend to his duties in the Senate, Paul continues to have one of the best voting records in Congress. However, he’s not just making appearances for the sake of making appearances, he’s actually still introducing and supporting important legislation as well.
Just in time for the annual March for Life, which took place on Friday, Senator Paul introduced new legislation that would ensure that pre-born children are accorded the same rights enjoyed by every other human in our country.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul today introduced the Life at Conception Act. The legislation would implement equal protection under the 14th Amendment for the right to life of each born and unborn human. The Life at Conception Act does not amend or interpret the Constitution, but simply relies on the 14th Amendment, which specifically authorizes Congress to enforce its provisions.
From Section 1 of the 14th Amendment:
“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; 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 laws.”
While the unborn should already enjoy these constitutional rights, our modern culture has seen fit to instead rob these most innocent creatures of their humanity, their dignity and their liberty. While Senator Paul’s legislation should not be necessary (because the Constitution already gives all people these rights), because of the depravity of our modern culture, this bill is of the utmost importance. Senator Paul explains:
“As thousands of Americans prepare to participate in the annual March for Life, it is time for Congress to recognize the right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence, and it is the constitutional duty of all members of Congress to ensure this belief is upheld. The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known – that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore, is entitled to legal protection from that point forward. Only when America chooses, remembers, and restores her respect for life will we rediscover our moral bearings and truly find our way.”
Amen, Senator Paul. Please call your representatives and instruct them to lend their full support to Senator Paul’s efforts. Our national sin is a disgrace, but our generation can be the one which stands up, chooses to defend life, and changes the world forever.
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