Wisconsin Debates Constitutional Measure to End Abortion

[Lifesite News] Pro-life lawmakers, activists, and experts testified before the Wisconsin Legislature Thursday in support of a constitutional amendment that would establish personhood in the Badger State, and ensure the people and their legislature decide abortion laws rather than the judiciary.

Section 1 of Assembly Joint Resolution 130 would amend the Wisconsin Constitution to remove the word “born” from its language recognizing persons with “inherent rights” to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and clarify that “as applied to the right to life, the term ‘persons’ shall apply to every human being at any stage of development, born or unborn.”

“The legislature may define, by law, the scope of protections afforded by this section to unborn persons,” Section 2 declares. “Any prohibition of conduct with regard to unborn persons shall be prescribed by the legislature by law.”

Supporters argue the amendment is necessary to prevent the Wisconsin Supreme Court from declaring a state-level “right” to abortion, as has happened in other states, which would gut existing pro-life laws and insulate legal abortion regardless of what happens to Roe v. Wade.

“It is truly shameful that the modern judicial leaders of Kansas and Iowa have found a right to kill innocent human beings in the inalienable right of liberty enshrined in their constitutions by their states’ founders,” declared Pro-Life Wisconsin legislative director Matt Sande.

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[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Calvin Freiburger and first posted at Lifesite News, title changed by P&P]

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