Harvard Article Reports Constitution Protects ‘Persons’ in the Womb (Audio)
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The Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy has recently released an article supporting the idea that the Constitution protects children in the womb — that unborn babies are constitutional persons. We’re going to be talking about it on Faith and Freedom.
Mat Staver: Well this, Matt is coming from the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. And it has a remarkable article that, frankly, is not remarkable when you look at the history of the Constitution and the definition of person, because even courts consider corporate entities that we create through just a word processor, as a legal person.
So why not someone who has the DNA of a person, that is indisputably human at the moment of conception have the same legal right as a person protected under the Constitution?
Matt Barber: Well, that’s right. We just celebrated Independence Day. We talked about the Declaration of Independence, that it’s a self-evident truth that we’re “endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” …
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