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Thursday, September 18, 2008

An Amendment to Get Behind

I admit to struggling with any Marriage Amendment. Amendments are to protect rights not abridge them. Which is why I am fully behind the Colorado Equal Rights Personhood Amendment that protects the rights of the unborn.

Now, I just wrote a long post on my problems with illegalizing abortion, which makes my support of the CERPA seem hypocritical, but it's not. A law is directed at the mother; the amendment is directed at, and protects the rights of, the baby. A law allows us to pass it and dust our hands free. An amendment forces us to continue to protect the baby after it's born; it becomes incumbent on the people to fortify the post-birth infrastructure (my biggest complaint with the Pro-Life movement).

My difficulty has always been with the legal response to abortion never the right. The right to life is expressly proscribed by the Constitution and it's been ignored by the masses. I don't want to force women not to abort, I want to call them to uphold the liberty of our birthright (and perhaps that should be fertilization-right).

A hundred and fifty years ago, black people were not considered "human" and that horror was corrected. It is the EXACT SAME horror that allows people to believe a child is not human. Constitutional amendments are a source of culture change, which we desperately need. We need the day when a law isn't even necessary.

3 comments:

mac said...

Makes sense. Nice stand up.


~ Mac

LeeMac said...

hmmm.

Anonymous said...

hmmm, what do you mean by that last sentence? "We need the day when a law isn't even necessary"

I may be misinterpreting your thought... Doesn't the constitution and law go hand in hand? Doesn't one support the other? A culture change is solidified by law and law by constitution. Law is the mechanism by which the constitution is given legs... right?

(Not to mention the necessity of bounding the exercising of human depravity)

Did I miss the point?

Agreed - Post-birth infrastructure absolutely deserves greater attention.