by Kirsten Andersen
WASHINGTON, D.C., November 30, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) –Republican Senator Rand Paul says he wants to pass a Life at Conception Act to “end abortion on demand once and for all.”
Senator Paul, R-KY, recently recorded a message for the National Pro-Life Alliance (NPLA), talking about the legislation, which would declare unborn babies legal persons from the moment of conception and give them Constitutional protections.
The senator says Congress can legislatively overturn the Supreme Court‘s Roe v. Wade decision by passing a “personhood” law called the Life at Conception Act.
The law would establish that human life begins at conception, and extend 14th Amendment protection to babies in the womb.
Justice Harry Blackmun wrote in the 1973 ruling that if a fetus can be defined as a person, the “right” to abortion “collapses, for the fetus’s right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.”
U.S. law does not currently define an unborn child as a legal person.
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