PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION
SECTION 1. As used in this Constitution, the word person shall mean and refer to any and all living human beings from fertilization (conception) to death.
SECTION 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Constitutional Amendment for Life
The Life Amendment extends the meaning of the word person, as used in the 5th & 14th Amendments, to include all living human beings. The Constitution of the United States of America is the primary legal document of the nation. As such, it sets forth all the functions of the American government. Also included are instructions for revising the Constitution by means of amendments. Each amendment must be passed by two-thirds of both Houses of Congress, and ratified by three-quarters of the States. Since the Constitution was enacted, there have been twenty-seven amendments. Now greatly needed is a Constitutional Amendment for Life, protecting human life from conception to death. The word person is the key to this amendment.
For more details read our booklets (all available to read free online):
Ending Abortion in America
A summary of the pro-life movement, and a call for a Constitutional Life Amendment.
How the Life Amendment Benefits America
A description of the many important ways that the Life Amendment will improve the American culture and Life Style.
Achieving the Constitutional Life Amendment
The political procedure America must go through to enact the Constitutional Life Amendment.
Frequently asked questions
A1. A Constitutional amendment requires approval only by the Legislative branch of government at both federal and state level. (Read more…)
A2. Scripture shows that God destroys nations for idolatry and shedding innocent blood. Abortion embodies both. (Read more…)
A3. The majority of Americans now profess to be pro-life rather than pro-choice. (Read more…)
A4. The Life Amendment will extend to all persons from the moment of their conception all the protection of the Constitution. (Read more…)
A5. It succinctly demolishes the fabrication of Roe v Wade that an unborn child is not a “person”. (Read more…)
A6. Overturning/reversing Roe v. Wade allows abortions to continue in many states. (Read more…)
A7 The Church is indispensable. (Read more…)
A8: No. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation did not end slavery. Amendment 13 was needed to complete the process of ending slavery in all of America forever. (Read more…)
A9. While we commend any legislative effort to save lives, recent history shows that the courts will likely strike down legislation which reduces abortions. (Read more…)
A10. The Amendment would have no impact on birth control methods, unless it can be proven that such methods directly result in the deaths of persons.
A11. Embryonic stem cell research results in the death of human beings, which is inconsistent with the Life Amendment. Research involving only adult stem cells (including umbilical cord stem cells) would be acceptable.
A12. The Lesser Magistrate doctrine is good, but it will not end our national policy of shedding innocent blood. (Read more…)
A13. Almost everyone calling for a Life Amendment has been involved for decades in efforts to save babies. We can work for a permanent end to the killing while continuing to save babies and moms from abortion every day.
A14. No. Seeking to pass the Life Amendment will provide many opportunities to educate the public and to motivate local action against abortion. (Read more…)
A15. Public opinion is changing. (Read more…)
A16. In the midst of diverse efforts to save babies and moms from abortion, the Life Amendment gives hope to the pro-life movement at large, by showing that a very realistic end game strategy can result in a final end to our national policy of shedding innocent blood.
A17. The Life Amendment will abolish abortion in every state as a matter of national policy. “Abolitionism” offers no such assurance. (Read more…)
A18. The Life Amendment will end our national policy of innocent bloodshed. We cannot stop every crime, but that does not mean that we should not stand against all crime. (Read more…)
A19. There is no guarantee that a Constitutional Convention will retain the Life Amendment content or be kept from fundamentally changing our existing Constitution. (Read more…)
Please permit the Life Amendment Coalition to underscore our firm support for both federal legislation and various constructive Life groups and movements intent on ending abortion in the U.S. (Read more…)
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