Abortion can now be stopped in states that no longer want it to take place. The way for doing it is so simple and we have our liberal left friends to thank. Many sanctuary cities and sanctuary states have shown us the way. They use their sanctuary status to tell the federal government that they will not obey the immigration law. Here is how the law reads:
The illegal alien population is composed of those who illegally enter the country (referred to as “entry without inspection — EWI”) in violation of the immigration law, and others enter legally and then stay illegally (referred to as overstayers). The immigration authorities currently estimate that two-thirds to three-fifths of all illegal immigrants are EWIs and the remainder is overstayers. Both types of illegal immigrants are deportable under Immigration and Nationality Act Section 237 (a)(1)(B) which says: “Any alien who is present in the United States in violation of this Act or any other law of the United States is deportable.”
Sanctuary cites simply refuse to obey the law and will not turn over apprehended illegal aliens to ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement). They don’t like the law so they ignore the law in order to protect illegals or undocumented immigrants from being deported.
States that have conservative governors and legislatures should just declare their state as a sanctuary state for the protection of the unborn. No abortion would be allowed. It only makes sense that if a sanctuary city or state can choose the immigration law to ignore and expect no repercussion, a state could be a sanctuary state for the unborn and ignore the prevention of an abortion as being illegal. This state actually has more solid ground to stand on when logic is applied.
The case that made abortion the law of the land was Roe v. Wade in 1973. In the ruling, the Court admitted it lacked the expertise to determine when life began and to certify the personhood of a fetus. The Court states in the decision:
[Texas] argues that the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment…If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case (or Roe’s case) collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.
The Court clearly states that if personhood is established then Roe has no case and the unborn has all rights covered in the Fourteenth Amendment which includes life. Can a case for personhood be made? Absolutely. A vast majority of states have laws that consider it a double homicide when a pregnant woman is murdered. This means the unborn child is seen as a murder victim just like the mother. How can one be a victim of a crime and not be a person? In my home state Ohio, the law reads:
At any stage of pre-natal development, if an “unborn member of the species homo sapiens, who is or was carried in the womb of another” is killed, it is aggravated murder, murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, aggravated vehicular homicide, and vehicular homicide. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §§ 2903.01 to 2903.07, 2903.09 (Anderson 1996 & Supp. 1998).
The medical field supports the case for fetus personhood. A fetus was discovered to have a tumor on his heart that was serious and life threatening. The decision was made to operate and remove the tumor while the baby was still in the womb. The operation was a success and the child is now a healthy boy over three years old. In August of 1999, a photo captivated America. It was a photo that some liberal media sources chose to ignore. The image shown the tiny hand of a 21-week old fetus bent around the finger of the surgeon, Dr. Joseph Burner, who successfully operated on the fetus in the womb to repair a spina bifida lesion at Vanderbilt University. This fetus was a medical patient. How can one be a medical patient and not be a person?
A better case can be made for personhood of an unborn child that collapses the case of Roe v, Wade, than can be made for illegal immigrants to have a right to protection and access to public services. So why not sanctuary states that protect the unborn and ignore the right to abortion? If the Left can thumb their noses at immigration laws with sanctuary cities and states, then Conservatives should be able to the same in regards to abortion.
Maybe individuals could get in on this sanctuary strategy. One could declare their home a sanctuary home and then pick the one law he or she would like to ignore, like maybe paying income tax. Come to think of it, Rev. Al Sharpton seems to have already done this.
Author – Steve Feazel
Steve is an award winning video producer and coauthor with Dr. Carol Swain of Abduction: How Liberalism Steals Our Children’s Hearts and Minds. Website: www.visionword.com