Sanctity of Life Platform Position Revised

By unanimous approval of its voting membership, at meeting duly assembled in Morgantown, Monongalia County on April 24, 2010, the CPWV has revised for style the following platform position on the Sanctity of Life.  This position was originally adopted at the Executive meeting of September 23, 2006.

We affirm the God-given sanctity of all human beings, born or un-born, without exception, and with full and equal unalienable rights regardless of their station in life.  To that end, the Constitutions of the United States and West Virginia were ordained and established for “ourselves and our posterity.”  Abortion is a detestable and heinous act against the most innocent of society; no civil government may legalize the taking of the right to life without justification.  In those cases where the life of the mother is at risk, every effort should be made by competent medical professionals to preserve the life of both the mother and the child.  As to matters of rape and incest, it is unconscionable to take the life of an innocent child for the real or accused crimes of his or her father.

We implore the West Virginia State Legislature to exercise the Doctrine of Interposition, as has recently South Dakota’s, to assert the illegitimate usurpation of authority by the Supreme Court in Roe vs. Wade, etc., and declare this poorly decided case for what it is—binding only on the specific parties involved. We seek immediate legislation to criminalize partial birth abortions and enact parental notification and informed consent laws.

Furthermore, we oppose the promotion and use of all abortifacients and defend the employment rights of those who refuse to participate in their distribution.  We oppose all elements of bio-research involving human embryonic or pre-embryonic cells as well as all government “legalization” of euthanasia and suicide.  We similarly oppose all forms of involuntary human experimentation whether they be on military personnel, prisoners, children or adults via undisclosed vaccine contents, municipal water treatment, aerosol sprays, electromagnetic, radiation, or other diabolical technologies.  Whereas our Creator commands us to be fruitful and multiply, all forms of eugenics, selective breeding, cloning, and coercive population control are abominable evils which are contradictory to America’s Christian heritage.

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