Why Abortion's Not A State's Rights Issue

WND: Mark Crutcher on pro-life divide over personhood

"Both the 5th and 14th Amendments create a constitutional right to life for all 'persons' as well as a federal duty to protect those lives. Therefore, if the Court were to overturn Roe on the basis that the unborn child is a person, their lives would [or at least should] be protected by the Constitution and this nightmare would be over. However, most legal experts feel that the Court is far more likely to overturn Roe on the basis that… abortion… is... a 'states' rights' matter. That would be an unmitigated disaster for the unborn..."

Dred Scott Shepardized

 Justices Reference Dred Scott 56 Times
Pro-lifers Take Heed!

Dred Scott, Plaintiff in Error v. John Sandford [sic]* (1857)

The U.S. Supreme Court has mentioned its own pro-slavery Dred Scott decision 56 times in more than 150 years since issuing their opinion that many blacks and some other humans could be owned as property. What have they said about their own ruling, and what might that tell us about today's fight to re-criminalize abortion? To answer these questions American Right To Life commissioned this Shepardization of the Scott opinion, analyzing each reference to that iconic case to better equip those working to protect the innocent.

The Supreme Court has been mostly positive or neutral in its references to its own pro-slavery Dred Scott decision as documented below. As late as 1992 in an abortion decision they actually make excuses for their own century-old Plessy ruling which upheld law based on the amount of "colored blood" in a person's veins. Both Roe v. Wade and Dred Scott falsely present living human beings as property and not as persons with full human rights. For decades, national pro-life organizations, arguing that the Supreme Court is not ready to overturn its 1973 ruling, have therefore actually opposed constitutional amendment efforts to recognize the personhood and right to life of the unborn child. This review of the court's references to its own atrocious violation of the human rights of millions of enslaved human beings indicates that it is politically naïve to craft a pro-life strategy based primarily on the composition and humility of the court…

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Another Republican Justice, Neil Gorsuch, Rejects the Right to Life: Gorsuch apparently is looking to for a role as a defendant in future American Nuremberg trials. Like the majority of Republican justices who passed Roe v. Wade (5 of the 7-to-2 ruling) and like Republican Justice Blackmun who actually wrote Roe, Neil Gorsuch absurdly and wickedly claims that because a human court denied the right to life (of Blacks? of Jews? No...) of unborn children, that therefore governing authorities have an obligation to deny these children of their right to life.

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Alan Keyes on Personhood: at Colorado RTL for their 2012 Personhood Amendment:

AFA's Personhood Report

by Teddy James, American Family Association

What is abortion? Is it the removal of unwanted cells from a female’s body? Is it the simple procedure of removing a lump of tissue from a woman’s womb? According to Cal Zastrow and Keith Mason, cofounders of Personhood USA, the answer is much more disturbing. “It is baby murder,” said Zastrow, who got his start in the pro-life movement more than two decades ago.