Today, the eve of both the March for Life and the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced the "Life at Conception Act" that would protect life from the moment of conception. The bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Mike Crapo (R-ID), Jim Inhofe (R-OK), and Jim Risch (R-ID).
A statement from Paul elaborated on both the timeliness and the subject matter of the bill:
"As thousands of Americans prepare to participate in the annual March for Life, it is time for Congress to recognize the right to life is guaranteed to all Americans in the Declaration of Independence, and it is the constitutional duty of all members of Congress to ensure this belief is upheld,” Sen. Paul said. “The Life at Conception Act legislatively declares what most Americans believe and what science has long known - that human life begins at the moment of conception, and therefore, is entitled to legal protection from that point forward. Only when America chooses, remembers, and restores her respect for life will we rediscover our moral bearings and truly find our way."
Amen to that.