Abortion is murder. Two Idaho Legislators Intend to Put an End to the Heinous Act.
By Rich Loudenback
The latest shock to stir the ire of traditional moral compassed, God fearing, Constitutionally minded Americans is having the prenatal-infanticide developments in New York and, more recently, Virginia trumpeted at us by our far left media that’s out to shake up America as we’ve known it, fitting the shock and awe narrative the educationally deprived millennials and CNN/MSNBC minions crave.
Nothing should disturb any American more than the thought of murdering a baby about to be born. Murder is murder, mattering not the age of a human being or a fetus about to become a human being. Life begins at conception and playing God by drawing a line about when a life can be ended by murder is as heinous as murdering a human being or human embryo of any age. Life is life and ending it is murder, period!
In the two minute video ‘It’s Time for the States to Rise!’ it states, “In 1973 the Supreme Court ruled that pre-born babies are not persons and have no rights as humans and that no states have the rights to protect children in the womb from murder and that no child has the right to life, liberty or the pursuit of happiness.” The video points out that the states submitted to the ruling and that now over 63 million people created in the image of God have been murdered in America.
STEPPING UP AND THROWING DOWN THE GAUNTLET
Two devout Constitutional state representatives in Idaho have thrown down the gauntlet on the abortion issue. Boasting the best voting records in Idaho with the state Constitution are seasoned representative Heather Scott and freshman representative John Green who are co-sponsoring a bill to end the barbaric murdering of unborn human beings.
Section 18-4001, Idaho Code, defines murder as “the unlawful killing of a human being including, but not limited to, a human embryo or fetus, with malice aforethought or the intentional application of torture to a human being, which results in the death of a human being.”
However, other portions of state law permit abortion. Section 18-4016, Idaho Code, specifically exempts doctors performing abortions and the women who request them from being prosecuted for murder.
Scott and Green state “The Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act is a bill honoring Article I, Section 18 of the Idaho Constitution, which states in part that ‘Courts of justice shall be open to every person”, and “right and justice shall be administered without…denial, delay, or prejudice”. Separately, Idaho Code 32-102 states in part that “a child conceived, but not yet born, is to be deemed an existing person.’ The Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act is aimed at the heart of the issue regarding abortion, that Article I Section 1 of the Idaho Constitution states ‘All men…have certain inalienable rights, among which are enjoying and defending life…and securing safety.’
“By allowing legal access to abortion in Idaho statutes, Idaho is currently alienating what are supposed to be the inalienable rights of all persons in the jurisdiction of Idaho.
“The act also strikes at the core of the abortion issue as to why abortion is wrong, that it is murder. In footnote 54 of the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun, delivering the opinion of the court wrote that Texas’ attempt to argue to the Supreme Court the right to life of the fetus failed because Texas did not itself treat the fetus as a person in its own statutes when it allowed exceptions for abortion and when it did not treat the mother securing the abortion as liable for any crime. The Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act is the first legislative proposal in Idaho since Roe v. Wade, without exceptions, that honors the preborn persons as worthy as the rest of us in regards to fundamental human rights and equal protection under law.
“The act is also not an attempt to establish a test case for federal judicial review. Rather, it recognizes that the courts render opinions that are sometimes unconstitutional and that the State of Idaho and its officers are bound by oath to original interpretation of the constitutions. Idaho, as a sovereign state within the federal republic, has the fundamental duty to act as a check and a balance to the federal government when it errs on constitutional issues. The executive and legislative branches are to act as a check and a balance against unconstitutional errors of the judiciary. In fact, courts don’t make laws, legislatures do.
A recent example of Idaho exercising its sovereign status against federal overreach can be found in Idaho Senate bill SB 1332 of 2014, the FEDERAL FIREARM, MAGAZINE AND REGISTER BAN ENFORCEMENT ACT. This act passed unanimously in the Idaho House and Senate and was signed into law by then Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. SB 1332, now Idaho Code 18-3315B directs Idaho officials to ignore or defy federal laws that are contrary to the Idaho Constitution’s Article I, Section 11 regarding firearms. In the same fashion, the 2019 Idaho Abortion Human Rights Act asserts Idaho’s authority to ignore or defy federal laws or court opinions that are clearly contrary to the rights contained in the Idaho Constitution.
Quoting Michael Lotfi from Truth in Media.com, “BOISE, March 21, 2014 –Governor Otter hardly had any choice in the matter, since he was pressured with a unanimous vote of both houses of the legislature. S1332 passed the house by a vote of 68-0 and the senate by a vote of 34-0. At that time, Alaska and Kansas had also passed similar laws. But the point is that Governor Otter did the right thing and should be appreciated for it. Thank you Governor Otter.
Lofti reported that “Erich Pratt, Director of Communications for Gun Owners of America, cheered the governor’s action. ‘By signing this nullification bill into law, Idaho has joined an elite class of states that are telling the feds to ‘get lost’ — especially when it comes to unconstitutional gun control infringements.’”
Read Lofti’s to the point brief article here: “BREAKING: Idaho governor signs emergency legislation nullifying all future federal gun laws”
Back at that time I had to add in an article I wrote about this: “Now Governor, since you know how to nullify, get to work. There is a whole lot more of it to be done.”
Actually, all this in our face insanity from the prenatal-infanticide crazies might be beginning to generate a wave of sane resistance in legislatures across the land. Currently, similar legislation, Bill SB13, is brewing in Oklahoma, sponsored by Senator Joseph Silk, in Texas a bill in the house, HB896, sponsored by Representative Tony Tinderholt precipitated 75,000 petitions being received the day before Governor Abbott’s State of the Union address and in Indiana, Representative Curt Nisly is sponsoring House bill 1430.
Rep. Scott says she thinks their bill will pass in committee because she thinks people are prolife, they just haven’t been presented with this type of a bill. She pointed out that all the prolife type of bills that they have been doing have been incremental, at various stages of killing a baby. “Murder is murder, but we make an exception for doctors and women, that want an abortion, to kill babies. This bill is just basically saying we are not going to kill babies.”