Pass the Life at Conception Act

   Following is a follow up letter I wrote to my Congresswoman and Senators

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You have ignored my last two letters to you regarding the Life at Conception Act (S.231 and H.R.681). I have written many letters to politicians regarding my views on various issues, yet this is the first issue which has seemed to paralyze my representatives into silence, and inaction... 

Before you dismiss my concerns as being ultra-conservative and based on a morality grounded in my Christian faith, I want to point out to you that this is not merely a religious issue, and it should not be utilized as a political issue. In fact, there are more than six million pro-lifers in the United States who aren't affiliated with religion. Therefore, rather than assuming that I'm in the minority, be assured that I have plenty of company from others who agree that abortion is the taking of a human life, a life that deserves protection, even protection, apparently, from it's own mother. http://www.secularprolife.org/six-million  

Just because a woman has a right to do what she wants with her own body, does not imply that she has the right to step on the rights of the fetus growing within her.  

I urge you to read a well-researched and objective scientific paper by Maureen Condic, PhD, "When Does Human Life Begin? The Scientific Evidence and Terminology Revisited". http://ir.stthomas.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1085&context=ustjlpp

The Supreme Court never declared abortion itself to be a Constitutional right.  Instead the Supreme Court said: "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins... the judiciary at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer...  

The Supreme Court itself admitted in Roe that once Congress establishes the personhood of unborn children, they must be protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution which explicitly says: "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 law."

Furthermore, the 14th Amendment says, "Congress shall have power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article."  

The Constitution clearly guarantees the right to life (14th Amendment); now it needs to be enforced.

Before you come back at me with the usual, non-committal and carefully crafted responses, let me give you 10 counter-responses: http://www.priestsforlife.org/library/4318-ten-responses-to-pro-abortion-politicians 

It's time to put an end to the murder of innocent lives.    

Consider this:    

According to data published by the National Right to Life Committee in 2014, 29 states have homicide laws that recognize unborn children as victims in any stage of fetal development.     

And thanks to advances in technology, we are now able to see the developing fetus in its earliest stages via 3D ultrasound.  This technology wasn't available when Roe v. Wade made abortions legal in 1974. If this technology had been available in 1974, do you think there would have been any doubt as to the humanity of the infant in the womb? 

Since the Supreme Court acknowledged that they need to be told who the law counts as persons, I urge you to cast your vote for the Life at Conception Act.  

I urge Congress to delay no further regarding this legislation but take immediate action to vote on and pass this bill.  Please do the right thing and join the growing number of supporters and sponsors of this bill.  We can no longer ignore the rights of the unborn, who have done nothing to deserve to die.  

And I deserve to hear where you stand on this. Please take a few minutes to respond to this letter.