Skip to comments.The Sanctity of Life Act of 2007
Posted on 06/09/2007 5:34:44 PM PDT by Remember_Salamis
Sanctity of Life Act of 2007 (Introduced in House)
HR 1094 IH
H. R. 1094
To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 15, 2007
Mr. PAUL (for himself, Mr. GARRETT of New Jersey, and Mr. BARTLETT of Maryland) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To provide that human life shall be deemed to exist from conception.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Sanctity of Life Act of 2007'.
SEC. 2. FINDING AND DECLARATION.
(a) Finding- The Congress finds that present day scientific evidence indicates a significant likelihood that actual human life exists from conception.
(b) Declaration- Upon the basis of this finding, and in the exercise of the powers of the Congress--
(1) the Congress declares that--
(A) human life shall be deemed to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex, age, health, defect, or condition of dependency; and
(B) the term `person' shall include all human life as defined in subparagraph (A); and
(2) the Congress recognizes that each State has the authority to protect lives of unborn children residing in the jurisdiction of that State.
SEC. 3. LIMITATION ON APPELLATE JURISDICTION.
(a) In General- Chapter 81 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
`Sec. 1260. Appellate jurisdiction; limitation
`Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 1253, 1254, and 1257, the Supreme Court shall not have jurisdiction to review, by appeal, writ of certiorari, or otherwise, any case arising out of any statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, practice, or any part thereof, or arising out of any act interpreting, applying, enforcing, or effecting any statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, or practice, on the grounds that such statute, ordinance, rule, regulation, practice, act, or part thereof--
`(1) protects the rights of human persons between conception and birth; or
`(2) prohibits, limits, or regulates--
`(A) the performance of abortions; or
`(B) the provision of public expense of funds, facilities, personnel, or other assistance for the performance of abortions.'.
(b) Conforming Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 81 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
`1260. Appellate jurisdiction; limitation.'.
SEC. 4. LIMITATION ON DISTRICT COURT JURISDICTION.
(a) In General- Chapter 85 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
`Sec. 1370. Limitation on jurisdiction
`Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the district courts shall not have jurisdiction of any case or question which the Supreme Court does not have jurisdiction to review under section 1260 of this title.'.
(b) Conforming Amendment- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 85 of title 28, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:
`1370. Limitation on jurisdiction.'.
SEC. 5. EFFECTIVE DATE.
The provisions of this Act shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall apply to any case pending on such date of enactment.
SEC. 6. SEVERABILITY.
If any provision of this Act or the amendments made by this Act, or the application of this Act or such amendments to any person or circumstance is determined by a court to be invalid, the validity of the remainder of this Act and the amendments made by this Act and the application of such provision to other persons and circumstances shall not be affected by such determination.
Ron Paul is the most conservative candidate for President of the United States, but many in the GOP would rather support a liberal abortionist like Benito Giuliani because he wants to "stay the course" as 100 of our boys are cut down every month.
Ron Paul 2008!!!
What’s the probability of this bill making it out of committee?
Don’t know. Sadly, I think that the GOP wants to keep abortion around so that they have something to run on and fundraise on.
Congress can overturn Roe v. Wade in one simple act, but will not. They would rather raise hundreds of millions of dollars to put pro-life judges on the bench that may overturn it at some point in the future.
Ron Paul’s Sanctity of Life Act of 2007.
It would be a good start - to getting human life valued again. Right now eagle eggs are valued but not human unborn children.
I have a book that Ron wrote about abortion. My kids grew up with his grandkids here in Lake Jackson Texas. He is a good and honest man.
Unfortunately, I don’t even think the GOP is pro-life anymore.
If you took a poll and asked GOP voters what they would prefer — the overturning of Roe v. Wade or “staying the course” in Iraq, it would be overwhelmingly Iraq.
Hence the high poll numbers for the pro-choice/pro-war Rudy wing of the party.
Ron Paul is schizophrenic. In the last debate he said we should pull out of Iraq so we could use the money for education and healthcare. Conservative?
From the link you posted: “Paul is pro-life. However, Paul holds that the United States Constitution does not grant the federal government any authority to legalize or ban abortion.”
That is the equivalent of saying that one’s rights are a function of the state in which one happens to be. Cross a state line and your rights can change. Do you find that the be the position of a ‘true conservative’?
Perpetrating more lies I see.
Paul is sponsoring HR 1056, which would be a $5,000 per child tax credit for any parent who pulled their kid out of public school and put them in private school.
That is what his reference to education was all about. He has similar health care bills in committee that would make private health insurance deductible just like it is for corporations.
Did you already know that and make your comment anyway, or were you unaware?
Did you read the The Sanctity of Life Act?
It says that unborn babies will have the same rights as all human beings.
For your enjoyment — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuLT0vFceD8#GU5U2spHI_4
“It says that unborn babies will have the same rights as all human beings.”
Yes, I read the act. I can find nothing in this act that would protect the life of an unborn at the federal level. This act would leave that to the states. All this does is remove jurisdiction from the federal court system allowing states to permit or ban abortions at their discretion.
Now will you answer my question from post 10 above: “That is the equivalent of saying that ones rights are a function of the state in which one happens to be. Cross a state line and your rights can change. Do you find that the be the position of a true conservative?”
The bill grants the same constitutional rights to an unborn baby as any other citizen has.
The citizens of the various states do have different rights and different laws.
Under the Constitution, only treason, piracy and counterfeiting are federal crimes, nothing else.
It IS the conservative position to leave power to the local communities.
“The bill grants the same constitutional rights to an unborn baby as any other citizen has.”
How can a bill grant ‘Constitutional Rights’? Does this bill amend the Constitution?
“Under the Constitution, only treason, piracy and counterfeiting are federal crimes, nothing else.”
So rape is not a crime on federal property?
“The citizens of the various states do have different rights and different laws.”
Can a state violate my Constitutional rights?
“It IS the conservative position to leave power to the local communities.”
Then a ‘true conservative’ would support and defend a local community that decided those with red hair and blue eyes could not vote?
Go ahead and post again that I'm a liar, ignorant and/or stupid, it just might sway me the second time.
This sounds very similar or almost exactly the same as the Life at Conception Act introduced by Duncan Hunter. I hope one or the other passes, as both would recognize life beginning from conception and would in affect make Roe vs. Wade worthless.
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