by Diane Rufino, Deputy Director of the NC Tenth Amendment Center and Resolutions Chair of the Pitt County GOP. The following resolution will be presented at the 2014 Pitt County GOP Convention on March 8.
RESOLUTION TO RESPECT & PROTECT THE LIFE OF THE UNBORN
Whereas, the Declaration of Independence guarantees the Right to Life, without any pre-conditions; and
Whereas, the Bill of Rights evidences a position of greater rights as opposed to less rights; and
Whereas, the Supreme Court has found ways of enlarging rights for various groups, while extinguishing them for the unborn in Roe v. Wade; and
Whereas, the Supreme Court, in Roe v. Wade, articulated the right of a woman to control her fertility and have an abortion on demand in order to make social change from the bench (in order to give woman unfettered ability to compete equally in the workforce); and
Whereas, in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court put a greater value on the right of a woman to control her fertility (including the ability to terminate a pregnancy that has produced a new life) than on the developing life she has created by virtue of the laws of nature; and
Whereas, the Court overlooked the obvious reality that a woman already has the right and the power to control her fertility; it’s called “consent to sexual intercourse” (She holds the power to have children, not to have them, or to decide when she will have them); and
Whereas, if a woman decides to engage in sexual activity with protection and that protection fails, she has the option of immediately addressing the situation. After all, a fertilized egg doesn’t immediately begin its program to create life. Even after 12 hours after conception, the fertilized egg cell still remains a single cell. Only after approximately 30 hours does it finally begin to divide from one cell into 2 cells. And then another 15 or so hours after that, it divides again, to yield four cells. At the end of three days, the conception event is still merely a ball of 16 cells; and
Whereas, the current legal climate shows very little concern for the struggling life inside a woman and the current moral compass of our society continues to subject the most innocent of human beings to the sad and horrific consequences of unwanted pregnancies; and
Whereas, in our current social climate where individuals can do what they want without having to suffer the consequences of their actions, the government seems to have an interest in the population control that abortion offers.
Thereby, while recognizing of the competing interests and allowing a woman choosing to terminate a pregnancy, the Pitt County GOP wonders how a society, and indeed our highest courts, can legislate compassion for hardened criminals yet allow the torture and murder of an unborn human being simply because it hasn’t had the opportunity to take its first breath.
Be It Resolved therefore, that the Pitt County GOP takes a position of greater respect and protection for the unborn, whether it be legislative, judicial, or through social policy.