Hello All, (A long one but please read for “Life”)
Most of you know that Mr. Obama has said “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”
Well I decided to read the bill for myself:
S 1173 IS
110th CONGRESS1st SessionS. 1173
To protect, consistent with Roe v. Wade, a woman’s freedom to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESApril 19, 2007
Mrs. BOXER (for herself, Mrs. MURRAY, Ms. STABENOW, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. MENENDEZ, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. SCHUMER, Mrs. CLINTON, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. BAUCUS, and Ms. CANTWELL) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
A BILLTo protect, consistent with Roe v. Wade, a woman’s freedom to choose to bear a child or terminate a pregnancy, and for other purposes.
It seems most of the bill, “SEC. 2. FINDINGS.” Is an explanation of: The history of Abortion laws, State of the health of other nations, and what their position is on Abortion.
Continue reading and see me cut this bill to shreds with the Constitution!
Point one of the “Findings” Sec says:
(1) The United States was founded on core principles, such as liberty, personal privacy, and equality, which ensure that individuals are free to make their most intimate decisions without governmental interference and discrimination.
Notice that one point, “Life”, was not included in on the core principles and another point, “Privacy”, was added.
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.
The Roe V. Wade case itself states this: ”The Constitution does not explicitly mention any right of privacy.”. The Constitution does not have “a right to privacy in it”, nor do the Declaration, Federalist Papers or Amendments.
Point thirteen of the “Findings” Sec says:
(13) Although Congress may not create constitutional rights without amending the Constitution, Congress may, where authorized by its enumerated powers and not prohibited by the Constitution, enact legislation to create and secure statutory rights in areas of legitimate national concern.
It seems as though they themselves understand that “New” rights can only be created by amending the Constitution. Yet Roe V. Wade was based on “A FEELING”:
“This right of privacy, whether it be founded in the Fourteenth Amendment’s concept of personal liberty and restrictions upon state action, as we feel it is, or, as the District Court determined, in the Ninth Amendment’s reservation of rights to the people, is broad enough to encompass a woman’s decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy.”.
How is it that congress knows it can’t create new rights yet the courts don’t. Further more, how is it that congress allowed the courts to create new rights. Better yet how did “We The People” allow them to do this. All the more reason to “GET INVOLVED”.
Point Fifteen is where it all boils down. The left Congress is trying to tell us that interstate commerce is a viable reason to enact legislation about abortion. (of which abortion itself is un-Constitutional )
(15) Federal protection of a woman’s right to choose to prevent or terminate a pregnancy falls within this affirmative power of Congress, in part, because:
(A) many women cross State lines to obtain abortions and many more would be forced to do so absent a constitutional right or Federal protection;(B) reproductive health clinics are commercial actors that regularly purchase medicine, medical equipment, and other necessary supplies from out-of-State suppliers; and(C) reproductive health clinics employ doctors, nurses, and other personnel who travel across State lines in order to provide reproductive health services to patients.
Point Fourteen is where the try to tell us they have the power to do it!
(14) Congress has the affirmative power under section 8 of article I of the Constitution and section 5 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution to enact legislation to facilitate interstate commerce and to prevent State interference with interstate commerce, liberty, or equal protection of the laws.
Section 8 article I states: The Congress shall have Power to regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;
Section 5 of the 14th Amendment states: The Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of THIS article.
Congress can only legislate, (in this case), that which pertains to the fourteenth amendment and as far as the commerce thing, they can only regulate that. Both Sec’s 14 & 15 carry no valid points at all!!
And finally SEC. 4. INTERFERENCE WITH REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH PROHIBITED.
(b) Prohibition of Interference- A government may not– (1) Deny or interfere with a woman’s right to choose– (A) to bear a child; (B) to terminate a pregnancy prior to viability; or (C) to terminate a pregnancy after viability where termination is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman; or (2) Discriminate against the exercise of the rights set forth in paragraph(1) in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information.
With a single stroke of Obama’s pen, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA) would establish the right to abortion as a fundamental right and wipe away every restriction on abortion nationwide. All done without the consent of the Constitution and definitely against “The Doctrine of Original Intent”
As Always Thanks for being involved, Many Blessings, Shane
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