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Alabama High Court Declares Unborn Children Have Rights
CBN ^ | 4/24/2014 | CBN

Posted on 04/24/2014 5:51:06 AM PDT by xzins

The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the word "child" includes both the born and unborn.

The decision comes in the case of a woman who was convicted for using cocaine during her pregnancy. Her baby tested positive for the drug at his birth.

Under Alabama law that is considered "chemical endangerment of a child."

The court ruled the state has a legitimate interest in protecting the lives of children from the earliest stages of their development.

"God, not governments and legislatures, gives persons these inherent natural rights," Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker wrote in their opinion. "Government, in fact, has no power to abridge or destroy natural rights God directly besets to mankind."

Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, praised the decision.

"In ruling that a child is a child whether born or unborn, the Alabama justices have cut through decades of tortured, twisted rationales and issued a national call for courts to recognize the obvious - all humans have the right to life," Pavone stated.

Fr. Pavone talks more about what the ruling means and whether it will have an impact on other states, on CBN Newswatch, April 23. Click play to watch.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: abortion; alabama; child; deathpanels; dueprocess; life; obamacare; posterity; zerocare

1 posted on 04/24/2014 5:51:06 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All; narses; Salvation

From a comment on Catholic Online:

“”The Justices properly read the statute to include all children, no matter what age, in its intended protections, saying that “the plain meaning of the word ‘child,’ as that word is used in the chemical-endangerment statute, includes an unborn child.”

The Justices also held that “the State has a legitimate interest in protecting the life of children from the earliest stages of their development and has done so by enacting the chemical-endangerment statute.”””


2 posted on 04/24/2014 5:51:58 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

May God continue to bless Fr. Pavone.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: xzins

Protecting human life is one of the most basic functions of government.

Of course, the left, being Satanic, turns this requirement upside down.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 6:00:55 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xzins
Good.
Smelt fish have rights, apparently, why not human fetuses too.

5 posted on 04/24/2014 6:03:45 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: MrB

The illogic of the left is breathtaking.


6 posted on 04/24/2014 6:10:03 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Oh, they have the same God-given sense of logic and reason that everyone else does (though twisted and perverted), it’s just that they start from the opposite end of the board on their assumptions of the nature of mankind.

If two people have a set of directions, but one starts from the correct starting point and the other at the wrong starting point, they both can follow the directions to the letter and one will end up at the right place and the other at the wrong place.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 6:18:20 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: xzins

“...Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker...”

We should send them a flood of letters of appreciation and support, thanking them for that.

They get it. And they took a stand to protect infants.

Awesome news, and thank you for posting it. Made my morning.


8 posted on 04/24/2014 6:21:30 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: xzins

Good Post!

And a good ruling.

I will be very interested to see the Federal response.


9 posted on 04/24/2014 6:24:28 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: xzins

Does anyone feel a sense of danger from this ruling?


10 posted on 04/24/2014 6:53:50 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Yes. Retribution from the left.


11 posted on 04/24/2014 7:19:40 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: FES0844

And God Bless Justices Moore and Parker.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 7:22:13 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Balding_Eagle

Do I think the dark side will again come down hard on Judge Roy Moore?

Yep.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 7:25:41 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins
I've often found it to be odd that the same people who could support a double murder charge for someone who kills a pregnant woman yet at the same time pretty much demand 'at-will' abortion do not see the illogic of their position.

A foetus is not Shrodinger's Cat. It cannot both be not-a-baby, and is-a-baby at the same time.

14 posted on 04/24/2014 8:14:13 AM PDT by zeugma (Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened - Dr. Seuss (I'll see you again someday Hope))
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To: zeugma

Excellent post, zeugma.

I forget who originally said it, but “If it wasn’t living, they wouldn’t have to kill it.”


15 posted on 04/24/2014 8:40:36 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: FES0844

http://www.priestsforlife.org/


16 posted on 04/24/2014 8:41:17 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: MrB

It’s interesting that Christians understand the depravity of man, yet because they know that man is made in the image of God, they respect human life and care for the weak and helpless.

Liberals/atheists will deny sin and will say that humans are “evolving”, growing better and better, yet they have complete contempt for human life and consider humans as pieces of trash to be disposed of, while going to ridiculous lengths to protect and nearly worship creation itself (all except for humans of course).


17 posted on 04/24/2014 11:04:45 AM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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To: boxlunch

Your worldview and your assumptions of origins

DO

matter.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 11:14:50 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: FES0844

Amen to that


19 posted on 04/24/2014 1:55:55 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: xzins

This will have the self-loathing raging fang-tooth feminazis seeing red.


20 posted on 04/25/2014 1:13:06 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Ask me what I think.)
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To: xzins

Without life, there is no liberty, nor pursuit of happiness.


21 posted on 04/25/2014 1:59:25 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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