Alaskan Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Criminalize Abortion as Murder

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JUNEAU, Alaska — An Alaskan lawmaker has proposed a bill that would abolish abortion in the state and criminalize the act as murder.

Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, recently introduced H.B. 250, which “brings state law into conformity with the Constitution of the State of Alaska, which provides that ‘all persons have a natural right to life,’ ‘all persons are equal and entitled to equal rights’ and ‘all persons are entitled to equal … protection under the law.'”

The bill, also known as the Life At Conception Act, classifies the intentional killing of an unborn child as murder, including the transport of the child across state lines for the purposes of ending his or her life.

“A person commits the crime of murder of a preborn child if the person with intent to cause the death of a preborn child or of another person, causes the death of a preborn child,” it reads in part.

The measure also notes that murdering one’s progeny is not protected under the right to privacy.

“Notwithstanding any other provision of law, abortion or any other taking of innocent human life is not protected by a right to privacy under art. I, sec. 22, Constitution of the State of Alaska,” it outlines.

Democratic lawmakers have expressed opposition to the bill, stating that it infringes on a mother’s “right to choose.”

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“I can safely say that we will not be rolling back a woman’s right to make her own choices, during my tenure as HSS (Health and Social Services) chair,” Rep. Ivy Spohnholz, D-Anchorage, told the Juneau Empire.

“To the extent that this is the legislature trying to interpret the Constitution, that is the Supreme Court’s role in our three branches of government. And any effort to introduce legislation that tells the Supreme Court how to interpret the Constitution is fundamentally flawed,” Rep. Matt Claman, also of Anchorage and chair of the House Judiciary Committee, told Alaska Dispatch News.

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But Eastman says that he believes lawmakers “have a responsibility to protect the least of these.” (Matthew 25:40-45)

“Once you understand what the laws should read, it brings a whole lot of clarity on the differences between what we have now and what’s right,” he told The Liberator. “This is what right looks like and this is why we’re filing this bill.”

As previously reported, Philadelphia legal writer, educator and Christian apologist Francis Wharton, who wrote several books on American law, penned an entire chapter on abortion in his book “American Criminal Law,” which was published in 1855.

Wharton called abortionists “persons who are ready to degrade their humanity to this occupation” and stated in regard to abortion in general, “Such conduct cannot be too strongly condemned, and is the more deserving of receiving the punishment awarded for the criminal offense in question.”

He proceeded to outline the wonders of fetal development in his book, showing that even in the fourth and fifth week of development, the facial features of the baby are distinctly recognized.


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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Thank God that some American states are doing things so right! Even if the planet burns off tomorrow, Americans must remember their Creator God and find life today.

    • Bob Johnson

      Sorry Grace, American states are not “doing things so right.” A few state legislators introduce these bills to gain votes in their home district. In Eastman’s case Wasilla, the same city where Sarah Palin was mayor. The bills usually die in committee or sometimes they fail on a floor vote.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Christian Americans truly care for children’s life and risk all for that. Every attempt to rescue children will continue to teach people to fear God and cherish children’s life.

      • tatoo

        Thank god for that.

  • Tangent002

    If this passes, it will be overturned almost instantly.

    • Amos Moses

      there are a number of states that have this law on the books ….. they may not be able to enforce it ….. but it is still there ……..

      • Ambulance Chaser

        Meaning it’s worthless. So why are you happy about that?

        • Amos Moses

          and who or where did i say i was “happy” ……. i did not ………. so what you just wrote is prevarication at best ……. a lie for those who may have to look that up …….

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Yes!

  • Colin Rafferty

    I honestly don’t understand why he’s wasting his time.

  • Amos Moses

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    Joyful Pro-Choice Mother Throws Fetus Shower

    “Ooh, these outfits are so cute!” Bruford exclaimed as she opened yet another gift to help her in her first few months of motherhood, should she not decide to end the baby’s life at any moment.

    “Should I choose to carry my adorable little blob of tissue full term, these will be super useful. Thanks, Aunt Trudy!”

    “I’m so thankful that I have the full support of my friends and family, whether or not I decide to terminate the tiny life that has hijacked my body.”

  • mikegillespie

    Wow, what a novel idea – calling something what it is. “murder.” Yep.

    • Chris

      Oh wow. Using emotive language to cover up propaganda. How original.

  • Stephen

    Thank you David Eastman! Lines in the sand should be drawn so that peoples radical support for murdering preborn children is out in the open. They, and those who support them are guilty of murder and even if a lack of justice here in this life allows them to get away with it for now, they will have to answer to God. If you are guilty of the murder of children, repent now and believe in the Lord God, Jesus, who paid the penalty for your sin before it is too late for you.

  • Ken Faivor

    I don’t know much about man’s law, but I do know about the chain of command. In the end, the Feds trumps the State…….The Civil War proved that, and should the South have won, they would have become the new Feds.

    Personally, I stick with the highest law, and that of God Almighty.

    • Ken Faivor

      Remember in 1963, President John F. Kennedy trumped Alabama’s Governor George Wallace in the segregation issue?……Chain of Command.