Skip to comments.Alabama High Court Declares Unborn Children Have Rights
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.
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.”””
May God continue to bless Fr. Pavone.
Protecting human life is one of the most basic functions of government.
Of course, the left, being Satanic, turns this requirement upside down.
The illogic of the left is breathtaking.
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.
“...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.
And a good ruling.
I will be very interested to see the Federal response.
Does anyone feel a sense of danger from this ruling?
Yes. Retribution from the left.
And God Bless Justices Moore and Parker.
Do I think the dark side will again come down hard on Judge Roy Moore?
A foetus is not Shrodinger's Cat. It cannot both be not-a-baby, and is-a-baby at the same time.
Excellent post, zeugma.
I forget who originally said it, but “If it wasn’t living, they wouldn’t have to kill it.”
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).
Your worldview and your assumptions of origins
Amen to that
This will have the self-loathing raging fang-tooth feminazis seeing red.
Without life, there is no liberty, nor pursuit of happiness.