Yesterday the Platform Committee of the Republican Party went through the GOP platform, as the Republican National Convention is set to convene and nominate Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to be the next president and vice president of the United States. As part of that examination, the party approved the following language:
Faithful to the self-evident truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed. We support a human life amendment to the Constitution and endorse legislation to make clear that the Fourteenth Amendment’s protections apply to unborn children.
Constitutional amendments are extremely difficult to enact, requiring two-thirds of Congress and three-fourths of the states. But no reasonable person can fault a pro-life party from seeking to protect the most defenseless among us in the Supreme Law of the Land; it is a worthy goal of a nation that values innocent life.