I believe we should be free to do whatever we want in a free society, as long as what we do isn’t hurting someone else.
I believe that the right to make decisions concerning your own body is one of the most basic and fundamental human rights. However, when the founders of our great nation crafted the Declaration of Independence, first among our inalienable rights they listed – before even liberty and the pursuit of happiness – was life.
The abortion question is not about a woman’s right to choose what she does with her body. The question is whether a fetus growing inside her is also a person entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and entitled to protection from being “terminated.”
Our Constitution is silent about this, and unless to Constitution is amended to speak on the subject, it is the role of the Courts, not Congress, to decide who is and is not entitled to protection of the rights it enshrines. Since the highest court in our land decided the issue in Roe v. Wade, the issue has been decided. If the Constitution is lawfully amended or the Supreme Court reverses itself, I will still believe the issue has been decided.
I will oppose any legislation which seeks to undermine or interfere with the courts.