Personhood

 

I considered discussion the issues of personhood under the topic of "Federal Responsibility" as I believe we need to take action federally to protect the life of the unborn "person."  However, the importance of personhood is so important that I gave it its own heading.

There is one, and only one, Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that I support, and that is the “PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT,” declaring that a human being is a PERSON, from conception until natural death.”

This year (on January 22), 2013, marks the 40th anniversary on the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.  The only reason that Roe v. Wade decision was made and left to stand for 40 years now is the fact that the Supreme Court has been able to make the definition of a person as being someone who has been able to escape the womb.  Otherwise, the courts would have to fight on behalf of “the person.”

The most heinous part of this is that there was has been permitted “partial birth abortions” where the baby is slaughtered while hanging half-way out of the woman’s body.  With just its lower torso left to escape, the baby is murdered.

As can be noted in the discussion of "When Life Begins," a new life is created at conception.  The problem is with the conferment personhood.  We MUST force the Supreme Court to recognize that a human being is a person from conception until natural birth.  We MUST rip the definition out of the hands of those who would sanction of this wanton murder of an innocent human being.  And sadly, the only way to do this is through an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

This issue is VERY similar to the issue that surrounding the ratification of the 15th Amendment that provided the guarantee that people, regardless of race or color, they will be permitted to vote.  PLEASE NOTE: this did NOT confer any new rights.  Remember, if the Constitution can confer rights, they can take rights away.

According to the Declaration of Independence, they already had this right, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Blacks did not gain a new right.  Blacks already had the right to vote by virtue of being created equally.  The following statement seems the almost bizarre in needed to state it, which must be exactly how Thomas Jefferson felt when he penned the words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident…”

As with Blacks, unborn children (who are nothing more than the beginning of us) are created equally.

How bizarre, the need to make such a statement, since without having unborn children, there would never be born children; whether they be black, white or any other race.

Soooooo….  Like the 15th Amendment which did not “create” a new right, but merely guaranteed its recognition among the several state, there is the necessity of a 28th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating, “A human being is a person from conception until natural death and shall be accorded the fullest protect of law at every stage of life."