by Annette Daum

Hatch Lays Egg

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Billed as a “compromise amendment,” SJ Resolution 110, introduced a few months ago by Senator Orrin Hatch (R. Utah) and now before the Senate Judiciary Committee states: “A right to abortion is not secured by this Constitution. The Congress and the several states have the concurrent power to restrict and prohibit abortions. Provided that a law of a State which is more restrictive than a law of Congress shall govern.” The law would eliminate the Constitutional right to abortion for all women. No exceptions are provided for, not even to save the life of the woman. It is not a States’ Rights Amendment, for Congress still maintains the right to pass federal legislation on this issue.

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