WASHINGTON, October 25, 2005 ( – On February 2, 2005, Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) introduced the Right to Life Act of 2005, which, if passed, would amend the U.S. Constitution to provide for the right to life for each born and pre-born human person, according to an Operation Rescue (OR) news release. “This legislation would literally STOP abortion in America – all abortion – because the Constitution would guarantee the right to life for the pre-born,” OR emphasized.

The proposed legislation to make abortion illegal has been introduced to Congress by Hunter every year since 1997 after he agreed to take over from former Orange County Rep. Bob Dornan, who introduced the measure each year throughout his tenure in the 1990s. The proposed bill, HR 552, aims, “To implement equal protection under the 14th article of amendment to the Constitution for the right to life of each born and preborn human person.”

OR maintains that 2005 is different from past years because “The culture in America is undergoing a remarkable change and is increasingly uncomfortable with abortion on demand. The Pro-life Movement is especially making great gains among the younger generation, which is more pro-life that ever before. In fact, for the first time in decades, the majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life!”

A Zogby poll released in January confirmed that, “by a 53% to 36% margin, the public supports the statement, ‘Abortion destroys a human life and is manslaughter.’”

“Political and cultural conditions are the most favorable they have ever been for legislation that would amend the Constitution and restore the legal protections of personhood to the pre-born,” OR argues. “We must get America talking about the personhood of the pre-born and the all-important question of when life begins. This is a debate the abortion lobby fears more than anything because they know it is a debate we will always win!”

OR calls on pro-life Americans to do three things:

* To contact your Congressman, encouraging him or her to sign on as a co-sponsor. “Currently there are 68 co-sponsors, more than there have ever been! But more are needed to give this bill the kind of respectability that will motivate Congressional action.”

Click here to view the current list of co-sponsors:

Click here to contact your representative:

* Contact Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and ask him to schedule hearings on the Right to Life Act of 2005. Rep. Sensenbrenner is the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. It is within his power to schedule hearings or kill this bill through neglect. “It is guaranteed that he will not act UNLESS HE HEARS FROM US! Congress has reconvened this week, and all representatives at their Washington DC offices now.”

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner:
  E-mail: [email protected]
  Phone in Washington DC: (202) 225-5101

* Forward this message to your friends and family and ask them to do the same.

See more on the Zogby poll at:

See the full text of the proposed bill: (Corrected Link)