An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
A resolution that would change the stateâ€™s constitution to allow more limits on abortion has been delayed in the Senate so lawmakers can review an amendment added to the measure.
The resolution seeks to nullify a state Supreme Court ruling that the Tennessee Constitution offers greater protection for abortion rights than the U.S. Constitution.
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 127
A RESOLUTION to propose an amendment to Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee, relative to abortion.
BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE ONE HUNDRED FIFTH GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING, that a majority of all the members of each house concurring, as shown by the yeas and nays entered on their journals, that it is proposed that Article I, of the Constitution of Tennessee be amended by adding the following language as a new, appropriately designated section:
Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the foregoing amendment be referred to the One Hundred Sixth General Assembly and that this resolution proposing such amendment be published by the Secretary of State in accordance with Article XI, Section 3, of the Constitution of Tennessee.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Senate is directed to deliver a copy of this resolution to the Secretary of State.
Ok, so what’s the problem? The pro baby murderers don’t seem to much care for the idea that the state Constitution (or U.S. for that matter) doesn’t guarantee them the right to slaughter. Well, it doesn’t! Even their argument that the U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment says it’s ok, is crap!
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
What is it in that section that anyone can construe as the right to kill the unborn?
So, is it such a stretch to imagine a state Constitution to state there is “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion“?