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Religion

Video: 'Historian' David Barton Claims the Seventh Amendment Bans Abortion

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Speaking, last night, at the Prayer Rally for America’s Future in Tampa’s River Church, self-proclaimed historian David Barton claimed that the Seventh Amendment bans abortion, reports RightWingWatch.org.

In the Constitution, the Seventh Amendment reads: "In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise re–examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law."

Barton claimed that everyone who is "conceived" has God-given inalienable rights and that the "Founding Fathers recognized abortion as a crime way back in the beginning, that’s why in the Seventh Amendment of the Constitution, part of the common law, you’re not allowed to do abortions because God gives life, not humans, humans can’t take life that God gives so it’s real simple stuff."