Iowa Introduces Legislation Defining A Zygote As A Human
Roe v. Wade:
Opinion of the Court:
“[Texas] argues that the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment…If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case (or Roe’s case) collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed by the 14th Amendment.”
And, therein lies the Achilles’ Heel of the outrageous Roe v. Wade decision. If the states define when person-hood begins, then Roe v. Wade collapses in upon itself:
Abortion classified as murder if bill becomes law in Iowa
By O. Kay Henderson – RadioIowa
A group of Republican legislators has introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal in Iowa and any doctor who performs an abortion in Iowa would face murder charges.
“What the bill does is it defines what a person is,” says Representative Tom Shaw, a Republican from Laurens who is the bill’s lead sponsor.
“We put it right underneath our murder statute. This is in keeping with Roe v Wade where Justice Blackman said that if the state ever defined the fetus to be a person, then, of course, it would have all the protections of the 14th amendment. He went on to say the case against abortion would collapse.”
According to Shaw, the bill takes a “new approach” to trying to outlaw abortion.
“We just kind of sat down and thought, ‘We’re making this way too hard. We should be following what the Supreme Court said in their opinion,’” Shaw says. “And so the bill just merely defines who a person is and it defines a person from the moment of conception when the zygote is formed until natural death.”
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