The National Pro-Life Alliance group is backing Republican Senator Rand Paul’s fetal “personhood” bill. Recently, the group’s president, Martin Fox, wrote an email discussing the case of Amanda Kimbrough. The case involved an Alabama meth user. Kimbrough used the substance during her pregnancy and as a consequence lost her son after he was born prematurely. She became a test case for Alabama prosecutors attempting to use the state’s “chemical endangerment” law to trap pregnant women. Her case eventually ended up in the Alabama Supreme Court, which used the case to lay out a “personhood” framework clearly meant to jeopardize legal abortion. She ended up spending more than three years in prison.
The president’s email contained the subject line: “The Abortion Lobby’s ‘Get out of jail free’ card.” Below is Fox’s full email:
“When the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Roe v. Wade, we all knew it was a disaster for children in the womb, and 44 years later there are over 61 million abortions to prove it. But an Alabama Supreme Court case brings to light just how hypocritical the courts have been in dealing with the abortion issue.
Alabama (like most states) has statutes on their books that prohibit recklessly endangering a child’s life. So it made perfect sense when Alabama state prosecutors charged meth addict Amanda Kimbrough, 32, for willingly placing her unborn child in danger by abusing methamphetamines during her pregnancy. Tragically, the little boy, Tim Jr., was born 15 weeks prematurely and died just 19 minutes after his birth.
Then, in what is clearly a precedent setting decision, the Alabama Supreme Court held that the unborn child was a person — and that endangerment laws which protect children, must also protect unborn children. Obviously, Kimbrough did not use common sense, nor self-control, and was found guilty of carelessly destroying the little life in her womb.
So while I heartily applaud the Alabama courts for their clear-sightedness in affirming the personhood of the preborn, I can’t help but fume at the senseless hypocrisy that reigns from our highest Court. Because of the perverted Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, it is considered a constitutional right for a woman to intentionally have an abortionist kill her unborn child at any time up until birth — either surgically or with the abortion drug RU-486.
But if a woman recklessly uses drugs that kill her unborn child, even inadvertently, she’s arrested. Under this twisted logic, if a woman just asks an abortionist for the deadly RU-486 cocktail, as opposed to taking meth on her own, she’d have a get out of jail free card.
Obviously, their so-called reasoning is absurd but until you and I ultimately succeed in our crusade to overturn Roe v. Wade, this is what the unborn will face. So it’s vital you and I keep up the fight.
Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance”