Rep. Blackburn: ‘Constitution Does Not Put a Qualifier on Life’

Penny Starr at reports the following:

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) used an ultrasound image of her own grandson to make a point about the sanctity of life during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on pro-abortion legislation that she opposes.

“Our Constitution does not put a qualifier on life,” she said on Tuesday, holding up a large, 3-D ultrasound image of her grandson:

“And I have to tell you how exciting it was for me to see this ultrasound. I was thrilled,” Blackburn said. “I could tell…three months before he was born, he had my eyes and nose. Now, for a grandmother, that’s a really big deal. I could see his hands. I could see his arms. And I could see him peacefully resting in his mother’s womb. That’s the wonder of science. That is life!

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“Our Constitution does not put a qualifier on life. The pursuit of life, liberty — pursuit of happiness. Those protections — the right to life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, (exist) even in the mother’s womb,” she said, referring to the famous words in the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence.

I’m sure there are a lot of great lines regarding the sanctity of life — but I’ve never heard a better one than “Our Constitution does not put a qualifier on life.” Kudos to Rep. Blackburn.

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John Biver
John Biver is a writer, activist, and analyst with over twenty-five years of experience in the political arena. John is a Christian, an American citizen, and he currently works in the field of applied political science. His personal website is

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