LETTER: All life protected under Constitution
To the Editor:
This opinion is drawn from the Declaration of Independence and writings by some of the signers and other influential operatives during the American Revolution. The declaration describes “one people” as having the ability to assume a “separate and equal station” upon Earth in accordance with “the laws of nature and (the laws) of nature’s God.”
This station was given to the people by God, the Almighty King, and it guarantees each person the “unalienable rights” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” It is claimed that America is the first and only nation of people to believe their rights come from God, according to His will, opposed to the will of a woman, or a man or from any other source. The “unalienable rights” are also described as being “absolute,” which means there can be no person or circumstance that can violate that standing.
Each person’s rights are set forth in the Scriptures, or the Gospels, which reference life as beginning at conception through the “marital act” of procreation.
That being the case, it is difficult to comprehend the decision made by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. The Ninth and Fourteenth amendments are mentioned in the decision, but the rights were declared in 1776 — the Constitution to protect those rights, not alter them, was adopted about 14 years later. The life of a child should have the same protections as every other human being regardless of the state of development.
Life either is, or it is not.