Wisconsin state rep introduces pro-life state amendment

Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A pro-life effort is moving forward in Wisconsin to pass a "personhood" constitutional amendment.

State Rep. Andre Jacque, a Republican, submitted the proposed amendment, designed to close a loophole in the Wisconsin Constitution which states a person must be born in order access the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

The amendment would establish those rights for a person regardless of stage of development.

Jacque

“It's a simple change,” says Jacque, “and something that is meant to remove the ability for a future activist state supreme court to overturn Wisconsin's pro-life statutes that are on the books.”

Jacque, 32, was elected to the Wisconsin Assembly in 2010.

Jacque recognizes there is opposition, even within the pro-life movement in the state, but believes it is difference of opinion in strategy, not principle, for most of them.

“There is a pro-life group, which has been opposed to personhood, which kind of puts them in company with NARAL and Planned Parenthood,” he says.

Getting a constitutional amendment before the people is not an easy task, because the bill must pass both state chambers for two consecutive sessions.

That would be 2013 and 2015, and then the amendment would go on the ballot.

Pro-life Wisconsin honored Jacque as Legislator of the Year in 2012. 

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