Pro-life Amendment to the United States Constitution

There is a need to amend the United States Constitution to include a pro-life constitutional amendment, even if the United States Supreme Court completely reverses the Roe v. Wade decision prior to such an amendment being ratified, for the following reasons:

  • The majority of Americans support restrictions on abortion procedures which cannot be enacted into law in the United States due to the Roe v. Wade decision, Doe v. Bolton decision, and other United States Supreme Court decisions made after the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton cases.
  • Abortion cannot become illegal in the United States unless Roe v. Wade is reversed or the United States Constitution is amended.
  • The abortion industry will continue to fight pro-life laws that regulate abortion procedures in federal courts unless Roe v. Wade is completely reversed or an amendment to the United States Constitution which guarantees the constitutionality of these pro-life laws is passed.
  • A constitutional amendment is needed to prevent the United States Supreme Court from reinstating the Roe v. Wade doctrine if it gets completely reversed by the United States Supreme Court prior to the ratification of a pro-life constitutional amendment.

An pro-life amendment to the United States Constitution should be similar to the following:

Section 1. Each state shall have the authority to regulate and prohibit abortion procedures within its borders.

Section 2. Congress shall have the authority to regulate and prohibit abortion procedures in places that are outside of the jurisdiction of any state and that are within the jurisdiction of the United States.

Section 3. Congress shall have the authority to regulate and prohibit abortion procedures on property that is owned by the government of the United States.

Section 4. The authority to regulate and prohibit abortions provided by this amendment shall extend to cases where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest, the life of the mother is in danger, the health of the mother is in danger, or an abortion is deemed to be necessary to saving the life of the mother or preserving the health of the mother.

Section 5. Each state shall have the authority to regulate and prohibit the sale or use of drugs and medical devices that have the potential to cause the death of an unborn human being within its borders.

Section 6. Congress shall have the authority to regulate and prohibit the sale or use of drugs and medical devices that have the potential to cause the death of an unborn human being.

Section 7. Sections 5 and 6 shall not be construed to require that the sale or use of drugs and medical devices that have the potential to cause the death of an unborn human being be prohibited in cases where these drugs or devices are sold or used for purposes other than preventing conception, preventing implantation, terminating a pregnancy, or causing the death of an unborn human being.

Section 8. An unborn human being shall have a right to be protected from being killed by unlawful means, including an unlawful abortion procedure.

Section 9. Neither the United States nor any state shall have an obligation under the United States Constitution to pay for abortion procedures.

Section 10. For the purposes of this amendment, an unborn human being shall include a human embryo, a human fetus, and the being that results from the fertilization of a human egg cell with a human sperm cell.

Section 11. For the purposes of this amendment, abortion procedures shall include any procedure that intentionally and directly terminates a pregnancy prior to the point at which a non-defective unborn human being is capable of survival outside of the womb and any other procedure that intentionally and directly terminates a pregnancy in a manner that is normally fatal to the unborn human being who is being aborted.

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