The following article is from: www.johnhourihan.wordpress.com and was posted on August 31, 2012, but this question must be asked again. It is something to be considered in the upcoming election with the Pro-Life / Pro-Choice debates bound to surface yet again.
The Sanctity of Human Life Act was sponsored by 55 people including Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Mitt Romney’s running mate, and Rep. Todd Akin who has perhaps ruined his bid for the Senate in Missouri by saying when a woman is raped her body most of the time will keep itself from getting pregnant. He referred to “legitimate rape.”
As I understand it a clarification was deemed needed by the sponsors since we are guaranteed life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by the Constitution.
It is this “life” guarantee that is the impetus of the bill to enact an amendment to the constitution.
This bill would make it law “To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization.”
Sounds pretty simple , right?
It appears that it would, if passed, make abortion of any kind against the constitution, to use unborn embryos and the Constitution to attract the Catholic vote.
It would make abortion legally murder. This could actually make it a jailing offense for women who get an abortion or doctors who perform them, or in some state the death penalty.
Seems as if someone didn’t think far enough. Sure there are a lot of people who consider abortion murder already and would love it to be a Constitutional guarantee.
I’m not even talking about abortion now.
Think of this. The number of in vitro fertilization births since its inception is 45,000 babies. The way this happens is that several eggs from a woman are fertilized by a man’s sperm in a Petri dish. One or some are implanted in the woman’s uterus. Some may be frozen for future use by the woman, or in research, AND THE REST ARE THOWN AWAY.
This means that if Ryan’s bill passes at least 90,000 people including Mitt Romney’s son whose baby was the product of IVF, and probably as many doctors would be guilty of murder.