Apparently none of you read the statement.
Yes, it would declare on a federal level that life begins at conception. Which is a scientific fact. (Actually, both gametes are alive even before conception, but upon conception a unique combinations of human genes combine to create the very beginning of a unique human.)
BUT, this doesn't impose any federal penalties for murder or manslaughter for destroying a fetus.
It returns to the states the power to define their own laws on abortion. Because it defines what life is, states then become free to put their own penalties on the ending of a life.
This IS what Ron Paul was talking about. This returns the debate to the states. And as libertarians, constitutionalists, and republicans, we should all be for it.
Now tell me why I'm wrong.
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