This kind of amendment has been tried before and each time we are told by a judge or a panel of judges that it is unconstitutional. You cannot state that a child is a child. You cannot declare that the person in the womb is a person. But the Missouri legislature is bound to try.
Christian News reports
A House committee in Missouri has approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would recognize the unborn as persons, sending it on to the full House for a vote.
House Joint Resolution 98 was introduced by Rep. Mike Moon, R-Ash Grove, as a ballot initiative to be presented to the people of Missouri in November.
If we had not seen this before, it would be exciting. Yet, what we are likely to see is the federal courts, if not the state’s own high court will declare this invalid. They will come up with some mush about restricting a woman’s right to murder her child.
Christian News continued
Opponents of the measure opine that the bill would outlaw abortion in the state and would result in a lawsuit.
“The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on personhood multiple times in the form of allowing abortion in the country,” Sarah Rossi of the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri (ACLU) told reporters. “State Supreme Courts have ruled on multiple resolutions like this, and they’ve been struck down.”
The problem comes when you realize that this woman is wrong. The Supreme Court does not have the authority to rule in such a case. But even if we conceded to them this power, where do they get off ruling on when life begins?
What has given them this authority? The men and women of any of the courts are not doctors: are they? What makes them able to rule on the beginning of life? It seems to me that if we are going to decide on such issues, it should not be lawyers of all people making this decision, but rather those who at least have worked with and studied the body.
No, until a state is ready to take the fight to the end to preserve life, this is foolish political gaming. It is both a waste of time and tax payers money. If they were killing three-year-olds down the street from me, I would not be taking them to court. I would be doing all in my power to see it stopped, even if it meant my life.
And until we have this kind of commitment to saving the unborn, we have no chance to stop the bloodshed.