Support the Sanctity of Human Life
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The fight for the unborn remains front and center in the national political debate. Congress recently debated the Mexico City Policy in the House Foreign Affairs Committee and once again discussed whether to provide federal funds to organizations that promote abortion. In addition, Planned Parenthood in suburban Kansas City has a pending 107 indictment before a grand jury for performing unlawful late-term abortions and other unconscionable acts.
In this current climate of hostility toward life and particularly the unborn, Republican and Democratic Members alike who cherish life must let our voices be heard that we will protect and defend the innocent and most defenseless among us.
Read on . . .
Along with millions of Americans, I believe in the sanctity of human life. Human life begins with fertilization, and we have a moral and constitutional obligation to protect and defend every precious soul that comes into existence. This is why I have introduced the Sanctity of Human Life Act (H.R. 4157), which defines life as beginning with fertilization. My bill also makes it clear that a human life would be created in the process of human cloning (SCNT), should this immoral procedure be practiced in the future.
My bill declares, in part, that “the right to life guaranteed by the Constitution is vested in each human being, and is the paramount and most fundamental right of a person” and continues by declaring that “the life of each human begins with fertilization, cloning, or its functional equivalent… at which time every human being shall have all the legal and constitutional attributes and privileges of personhood.”
I believe that the right to life is our most important fundamental right, and that it should be defended vigorously and absolutely. From a medical and scientific basis, there is no doubt that human life begins at fertilization. It is only right that we recognize these unborn children as "persons" and provide them with the protections of the 14th amendment.
My legislation already has attracted 39 cosponsors, including Rep. Chris Smith of New Jersey (Chairman of the House Pro-Life Caucus; Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania (Chairman of the House Values Action Team); and Rep. Jeb Hensarling of Texas(Chairman of the Republican Study Committee). I am grateful for their support.
Together, we can take a stand for the most innocent among us. I hope that you will see fit to ask your Member of Congress to join this effort.