Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Carl Levin's Extremely Radical Abortion Agenda

photo by Michael Clancy www.michaelclancy.com

One issue where the Senator and I are as far apart as possible is on the matter of the right to life. Everyone knows that the term "right to life" first came from the Declaration of Independence, which said that we are endowed by our Creator with the unalienable right to life.  The US Constitution follows that assumption. Specifically, in the 14th amendment it includes the statement, "nor shall any State deprive any person of life..." That being the case, the next question is, "what is a person?"

This was a question the Supreme Court apparently struggled with back in 1973. But science has caught up with what Dr. Suess knew back in 1954, "A person is a person, no matter how small." There is no disputing it anymore. Human life-- personhood -- begins at conception, when a completely new individual with his own DNA is created.

OK, we know personhood and human life begin at conception and we know the the United States Constitution assures protection of human life. What is it about these two facts that so many cannot grasp? Take Carl Levin, for example. This Senator has an agenda that is so radically anti-life, so opposed to the protection of the unborn, it defies explanation. How radical, you may ask?  Let me cite some examples:

  • He has voted seven times against a ban on partial-birth abortion

  • He voted against a bill to make it a crime to injure or kill an unborn child during the commission of a crime. This bill passed with 61 votes in the Senate

  • He voted against a bill to make it a crime to transport a minor across state lines to obtain an abortion. It passed the Senate with 65 votes

  • He supports using your tax dollars to pay for abortions for federal employees and prison inmates

  • He is opposed to parental notification when a minor obtains an abortion

  • He voted against a resolution to propose a constitutional amendment to overturn Roe v. Wade

  • He supports the destruction of embryos for research purposes

My question to those who agree that elected officials should defend, protect, and uphold the Constitution is this: are you going to vote for Carl Levin this year?

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