Legal Source #27 – Supreme Court Case

‘In 1975, The German Constitutional Court affirmed that preborn humans are persons with fundamental rights and held that respect for human dignity requires the criminalization of elective abortions’27 27BVerfGE 39, 1 – Schwangerschaftsabbruch I, https://www.servat.unibe.ch/dfr/bv039001.html.

Read More

Legal Source #19 – Legislative Testimony

“[The Human Life Bill] is a Congressional declaration of legal personhood for unborn children. It finds that human life begins at conception or fertilization.”19 19Prepared Statement of Representatives Romano L. Mazzoli and Charles F. Dougherty, The Human Life Bill: Hearings on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on…

Read More

Legal Source #20 – Legislative Hearing

“In passing the Human Life Bill, we are saying that the unborn child is a person, a human being, and as such, it is entitled to the due process law of protection of the 14th amendment”20 20Representative Charles F. Dougherty, The Human Life Bill: Hearings on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers…

Read More

Legal Source #21 – Legal Article

“Congress can examine the unanswered question of when life begins [and] reasonably determine that at conception a life has come into being — a specific, individual life in terms of chromosomal structure and many consequential identifying characteristics.”21 21Galebach, S.H., A Human Life Statute, The Human Life Review, Winter 1981, p. 16.

Read More

Legal Source #22 – Legislative Testimony

“A final step would be the enactment of an Amendment actually mandating the protection of human life from conception”22 22Prepared Statement of John Noonan, J.D., The Human Life Bill: Hearings on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 97th Cong., 1st Sess. (1981), p. 275.

Read More

Legal Source #23 – Legislative Testimony

“Faced with the biological, scientific, and medical data that this subcommittee has before it, is it conceivable that these men–the authors of the 14th amendment–would have said no, [preborn] humans are not to be protected? I think not.”23 23Testimony of Basile Uddo, J.D., The Human Life Bill: Hearings on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on…

Read More

Legal Source #25 – Legislative Hearing

“That the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being”25 25S.D.C.L. Section 34-23A-10.1(1)(b), https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=34-23A-10.1.

Read More

Legal Source #26 – Legislative Hearing

“”Human being,” an individual living member of the species of Homo sapiens, including the unborn human being during the entire embryonic and fetal ages from fertilization to full gestation”26 26S.D.C.L. Section 34-23A-1, https://sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx?Type=Statute&Statute=34-23A-1.

Read More

Legal Source #24 – Government Speech

“Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life. Like many nations here today, we in America believe that every child, born and unborn, is a sacred gift from God”24 24Trump rebukes UN on abortion: ‘Americans will never tire of defending innocent life’, YouTube, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TzufjsnCa7Y.

Read More

Legal Source #18 – Legislative Testimony

“If one wants to define human life in the narrowest genetic terms, one might say, yes, it is true life begins [at fertilization]”18 18Testimony of Dr. Daniel Callahan, Ph.D., The Human Life Bill: Hearings on S. 158 Before the Subcommittee on Separation of Powers of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, 97th Cong., 1st Sess.…

Read More