Human life begins at conception – not any later – and any attempts to infringe upon that life’s right to live should be against the law.
That’s the message from Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Concise and declarative. And he wants to make it official.
Paul introduced legislation in 2013 called the Life at Conception Act, which would officially declare that a human life begins at conception – giving fertilized eggs the same basic rights and legal status as a born person.
Writes Eric W. Dolan of The Raw Story
“Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday introduced so-called ‘fetal personhood’ legislation that would completely outlaw abortion in the United States.
Coinciding with the bill’s introduction, Paul wrote in a statement on his website explaining the thought behind his new legislation. In it he reiterated the belief that human life begins at conception – not any later – and because of that, a tiny fetus is protected under the law the same way an already-born human is.
By designating the fetus as a human life, it is guaranteed all of the rights granted in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Paul has introduced similar legislation before, doing so in 2012 with Missouri Republican Sen. Roger Wicker that was rejected.
But one of the potential sticking points has already been deflated by Paul.
“In a fundraising video for the National Pro-Life Alliance last year, the Republican senator explained that the bill would outlaw abortion without contradicting the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Citing the ruling, Paul claimed Congress had the power to define when human life began under the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.”
On his website, Paul states that he is “100% pro life,” and that he believes an abortion is “taking the life of an innocent human being.”
He goes on to write that he “will always vote for any and all legislation that would end abortion or lead us to in the direction of ending abortion.”
He also promises to stop any tax dollars being spent on groups who perform or advocate for the abortion procedure, and says outlawing abortion is one of many goals he hopes to accomplish.
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