Monday, February 2, 2009

Personhood Amendment

I suggest the following amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

Amendment XVIII

SECTION 1. The terms "person" and "persons" as used in this Constitution applies to all human beings at every stage of their biological development from the moment of fertilization, irrespective of race, sex, age, health, function, or condition of dependency.

SECTION 2. The Congress and the several States shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation within their respective jurisdictions.

6 comments:

ockraz said...
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ockraz said...

sorry- messed up my links

1. I came to your blog to invite you to this...

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=61659031350

I know that RA has a A&APLL, but they just keep a list (which is fine) but don't DO anything. I'm hoping to be more pro-active.

2. Why aren't you giving any credit to Burke for his version of the human life amendment. You could at least link to it...

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d093:HJ00769:@@@D&summ2=m&

Nulono said...

AFAIK, my version is different from the Burke amendment.

Edward said...

Introduced by James Burke on September 12, 1973, under H.J.Res. 769.

"Section 1. With respect to the right to life, the word 'person,' as used in this article and in the fifth and fourteenth articles of amendment to the Constitution of the United States, applies to all human beings, including their unborn offspring at every stage of their biological development, irrespective of age, health, function, or condition of dependency.

Section 2. No abortion shall be performed by any person except under and in conformance with law permitting an abortion to be performed only in an emergency when a reasonable medical certainty exists that the continuation of pregnancy will cause the death of the mother and requiring that person to make every reasonable effort, in keeping with good medical practice, to perserve the life of her unborn offspring.

Section 3. The Congress and the several States shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation within their respective jurisdictions."

That's pretty close.

ockraz said...

oops- that was me above. I was checking a different g-mail account and forgot that the blogger ID is hooked into the same system.

Nulono said...
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