Notre Dame Law Professor on Problems with Pro-life Laws

Date: Dec 12, 2006 Length: 27:11
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 * Respected Law Professor: Charles Rice of Notre Dame states what many pro-life lawyers have so far refused to address, "If the court says the states can regulate abortion, then to protect the right to life, you'd have to get rid of the 'pro-life' abortion laws."
 * Indiana Code as an Example: IC Title 16, Section 34, Chapter 2. Requirements for Performance of Abortion... 1. (a) Abortion shall in all instances be a criminal act, except when... (1) During the first trimester of pregnancy for reasons based upon the professional, medical judgment of the pregnant woman's physician if: (A) the abortion is performed by the physician; (B) the woman submitting to the abortion has filed her consent with her physician." Etc., etc., etc., etc., etc. around the nation hundreds of times over. As also in Indiana, IC 16-34-2-1.1 (a) An abortion shall not be performed except with the the voluntary and informed consent..."
 * Not One Supreme Court Justice: as far as we know, asserts that an unborn child has a right to life, and instead, all the pro-life justices who have ruled or addressed the topic actually undermine the personhood of the child by claiming that the states may allow the killing of an unborn child.
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