Sixteen babies are killed by abortion everyday in Alabama and this is completely unacceptable. Proposal 16 is the draft of a future Executive Order to defend human life in Alabama. It's also a movement.
in a nutshell
16 babies die every day in Alabama through abortion. Every governor since Roe v. Wade has had the power and obligation to use the State’s executive powers to prevent babies from being murdered.
The Federal Government has never had legitimate legal authority to order the State to stop protecting unborn children. Unfortunately, the Federal Government controls the states through use of the “carrot and the stick.”
Governors have either not used their police powers to protect babies because (1) they don’t care, (2) they fear physical reprisal, or (3) they fear economic reprisal (i.e., withholding of federal money).
Given the current political climate, it is highly improbable that the Federal Government will take any action to curb Alabama using its powers to protect pre-born babies.
Governor Bentley can and should nullify overreaching federal abortion law just like Colorado and Washington can nullify overreaching marijuana law -- just like Wisconsin nullified the unjust and overreaching federal law which mandated that runaway slaves be returned to their home-state "masters."
proposal 16 - Draft Executive ORder
WHEREAS, the State of Alabama has always recognized the dignity of a person’s life in the womb; and
WHEREAS, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of Alabama, and the Fourteenth Amendment all acknowledge that life is endowed to all human beings as an inalienable right; and
WHEREAS, the law of the State of Alabama defines a “person” as “a human being, including an unborn child in utero at any stage of development, regardless of viability” See Ala. Code §13A-6-1 (a)(3); and
WHEREAS, the Supreme Court of Alabama has repeatedly affirmed the value of protecting a person’s life in the womb; and
WHEREAS, approximately sixteen (16) persons in the womb are murdered through the practice of abortion (by either suction or forceps) every day in the State of Alabama; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Government has never possessed the legitimate legal authority to mandate that the State of Alabama may not use its executive power to protect pre-born persons; now be it therefore
ORDERED, that the Executive Branch of the State of Alabama shall use all powers at its disposal to prevent the voluntary taking of life of persons in the womb, from the moment of conception; and, be it further
ORDERED, that all past and future opinions or orders from any branch of the Federal Government that fail to protect the inalienable right to life of all human beings are null, void, and unenforceable in Alabama; and, be it further
ORDERED, that no official, agent, or employee of the Federal Government or an employee of a private entity providing services to the Federal Government shall enforce any opinion or order interfering with Alabama’s interest in protecting the inalienable right to life of all human beings.