Since the historic Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions by the Supreme Court in 1973, our nation has allowed the murder of more than 56 million babies,1 more than twenty times the military casualties in all the U.S. wars combined.2.
Do you believe the Founding Fathers would never have granted the federal government the authority to legalize the murder of unborn babies?
As Thomas Jefferson so eloquently expressed in the Declaration of Independence, from our Creator we are given certain unalienable Rights, or rights that cannot be transferred3, and to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men.
Government’s role then includes protecting unalienable rights, including life itself. Does that include the protection of unborn babies who cannot protect themselves?
If life is an unalienable right given by our Creator then it cannot be transferred to government, nor can government legalize its destruction.
Who among us is qualified to decide the age an unborn baby has rights? And who is justified to calculate the last day aborting a baby is not murder?
Abortion issues can be handled at the state level. See Utah Criminal Code: Circumstances under which abortion authorized.
For these reasons I believe the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions are unconstitutional.
Except for in special cases, many Utah churches strongly oppose abortion including the Catholic Church4 and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints5.
Mormon scriptures add additional insight to, “Thou shall not kill:”6
“Thou shalt not…kill, nor do anything like unto it.”7
I’ve observed that mothers who gave up a child to adoption still have deep, emotional feelings for that child. They long for the day they can once again reunite. I suspect aborting one’s child must create enormous, inexpressible grief.
Let’s thank Congressman Chaffetz for his six years of public service and release him so he can serve his country in another capacity. Vote Robert Stevens for Congress. Let me show you what I can do.
7 D&C 59:6