Jonathan Lange

House Bill 152, titled “Life is a Human Right Act,” is an unusually powerful piece of legislation. For starters, it boasts almost half the Senate and over a third of the House among its 36 co-sponsors. But that is only the beginning of what sets it apart.

The “Life is a Human Right Act” would create a section of Wyoming Statute titled “findings and purpose.” Sections like this are used to instruct both the executive and judicial branches concerning the rationale behind a given law. In this case, they codify the Wyoming Constitution’s provision: “In their inherent right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, all members of the human race are equal” (Article 1, Section 2 Equality of All).

Jonathan Lange is a Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor in Evanston and Kemmerer and serves the Wyoming Pastors Network. Follow his blog at Email:

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