|Cheryl Roller's Testimony on SB 406 - Personhood amendment to the constitution.|
Cheryl Roller's Testimony
Before the Senate Judicial Committee
February 19, 2009
One of the tragedies of Roes v. Wade is that it made all of us complicit in a lie. For 36 years, American law has failed to uphold the foundational truth that every human life has value, advancing the deception that the lives of the unborn are expendable—if someone more powerful makes that choice. This lie, like all lies, has consequences: Prisons are filled with people who asserted their wills over the rights of others. Every instance of abuse--domestic, substance, of oneself or of others--every instance of abuse reveals a lack of respect for the dignity of the human person. Certainly, not every social problem is directly related to abortion, but it is not difficult to see the underlying connection. If a baby in his mother's womb is not safe and protected, then no crime should surprise us.