Fresh off his establishment-shaking filibuster, Senator Rand Paul is going for the heart of modern liberalism by taking on abortion.
Rand Paul’s challenge of the Obama Administration’s drone policy gained him cheers from across the political spectrum, including the far Left.
The Left won’t like this one.
Rand Paul has introduced S. 583, the Life at Conception Act. According to the introduction, it is “a bill to implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.”
After decades of failure to make a dent in the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decisions, the GOP has simply accommodated the fact that millions of innocent children are killed each year, with candidates often falling back on some variation of the lame excuse “I’m personally against abortion, but. …”
Senator Rand Paul’s bill goes right to the real issue, that abortion is a violation of Section 1 of the 14th Amendment, which states, “No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Simple. Straightforward. Logical.
The Left is going to hate this one.
For that reason alone, the bill may never make it out of committee to face a vote of the Senate.
When the Supreme Court made its ruling in the Roe v. Wade case, it based its approval of abortion on the notion that a woman’s right to privacy supersedes any state interest in protecting the unborn.
Completely ignored was any acknowledgement of the personhood of the child that is killed in the act of abortion.
Since the decision, the Left has persistently crushed any idea that an unborn child is human, anything more than a lump of tissue, like a hangnail.
The media have gone along, refusing to ever refer to the victims of abortion as babies, preferring terms like “fetus.” News outlets routinely instructed their reporters and editors to use euphemisms like “pro-choice” for the defenders of abortion, while sticking with the descriptive “anti-abortion” or “abortion opponent” for pro-life groups.
It is long since past time that we have a real national conversation about this issue, and not one controlled by liberals.
Conservatives need to once more “stand with Rand.”