September 7, 2011
States may not “deprive any person of life”
“Would you as president propose to Congress appropriate legislation pursuant to the 14th Amendment to protect human life in all stages and conditions?”
The 14 Amendment declares that states may not “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” and the amendment empowers congress to pass legislation to enforce the amendment’s provisions.
Roe v Wade notably deprived an entire class of American citizens, our pre-born citizens, of due process and equal protection of the law.
Three candidates – Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain – said they favored such legislation, but Michele Bachmann’s response in the following clip was the most specific on the question of Roe v Wade and her resolve to end abortion in America.
Bravo! Michele Bachman’s record, personal history and outspoken courage of conviction are the stuff true Christian conservatives are made of. Her calm and poise under fire increase with each one of these debates, and the more one sees of Bachmann, the more presidential she looks and sounds.
Mitt RomneyCare, who’s campaign slogan seems to be “Hey America, I’m not a radical Tea Party guy”, said he would oppose such an approach because it could provoke a showdown with the Supreme Court. Romney’s novel idea of ending abortion would be to appoint Supreme Court justices who would return the issue to the states.
That, of course, has been the approach for the last 38 years during which two generations of Americans have been decimated by the abortion of 52 million preborn boys and girls.
And my goodness what kind of president would ever dare to stand up to the Supreme Court? As Professor George pointed out, Abraham Lincoln.
As would President Michele Bachman.