Apparently leftists knew that an abortion case was making its way through the court system and would eventually make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. That could have been the reason why there was so much madness at the circus known as the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing in the Senate. The case is not an abortion case, but it is a murder case that could mean trouble for Roe v. Wade.
As reported by Bob Unruh, the case being tried in the Alabama Supreme Court came about because a man by the name of Jesse Phillips was charged with the murders of his wife and unborn child. Phillips claimed that he could not be sentenced for the death of an unborn child because the child was not a “person” under Alabama law.
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a person can be punished for the death of an unborn child because that child is a “person” under the law. Justice Tom Parker called on the U.S Supreme Court to take another look at Roe v Wade, the 1973 law that gave mothers the “right” to kill their unborn babies. Justice Parker wrote the following in his special concurrence.
I write specially to expound upon the principles presented in the main opinion and to note the continued legal anomaly and logical fallacy that is Roe v. Wade…. I urge the United States Supreme Court to overrule this increasingly isolated exception to the rights of unborn children.
Parker affirmed that in the Alabama court’s rationale, “unborn children are persons entitled to the full and equal protection of the law.” He also pointed out that Roe v. Wade “without historical or constitutional support, carved out an exception to the rights of unborn children and prohibited states from recognizing an unborn child’s inalienable right to life when that right conflicts with a woman’s `right’ to abortion.” Parked explained an “obvious truth” that all rational people know: “unborn children are people and thus entitled to the full protection of the law.”
This case may or may not be headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but other cases surely will be. Unruh reported that other judges have also ruled or made statements about unborn children being people. One such person is Justice Harry Blackmun, the man who wrote the majority opinion for Roe v. Wade.
[Blackmun] said the justices didn’t have the scientific evidence to determine if an unborn baby is a person, but “personhood” is the foundation of the case.
Blackmun wrote: “(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.
A lot has happened in the medical field since 1973. The most important development related to this case is ultra sound. With this and other modern inventions doctors can look inside of people and see what is going on there. They can see babies and count their fingers and toes, and they can do surgery on unborn babies. Because of all the medical advances, science has proven once and for all that an unborn child is a person with the unalienable right of life. It is way past time that the U.S. Supreme Court revisit the decision known as Roe v. Wade!