Michael Kenney

Dr. Michael Kenney speaking at the 2011 Bringing America Back to Life Symposium as he demonstrates that America’s founding principles and true character are deeply prolife. Listen to the audio excerpts from the oral argument in Roe v. Wade to make the case that the 14th Amendment provides protection for the unborn.

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Michael O. Kenney earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a master of law in environmental law from George Washington University Law School. After practicing trial and appellate law for 13 years, he transitioned to higher education. He has served on the leadership teams for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Ave Maria School of Law and has taught Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Environmental Law, and undergraduate and MBA-level Marketing. Moreover, he has served as a Director of Planned Giving for the University of Notre Dame. In 2007, he was named Vice President for Planning and Enrollment Management at Madonna University.

Dr. Kenney will present audio excerpts from the oral argument in Roe v. Wade to make the case that the 14th Amendment provides protection for the unborn. His Presentation will pose these questions: In a sense, the majority opinion in Roe tabled this question claiming that in 1973 consensus did not exist about when life begins. Even if this was true (and much evidence suggests to the contrary), certainly today we know when life begins – the well established scientific fact is that life begins at conception. Knowing this:

Isn’t it time to return to the question that was tabled in 1973?

Isn’t it time to acknowledge that the 14th Amendment protects all human beings in the United States from the moment of their existence?

Could Congress hold hearings, and then, pass legislation acknowledging that human life begins at conception and merits 14th Amendment protection from the moment when life begins?

This legislation would be challenged. But, ultimately the challenge would present the United States Supreme Court with an opportunity to revisit the question that has been sidestepped during the past 38 years.

Michael O. Kenney earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame and a master of law in environmental law from George Washington University Law School. After practicing trial and appellate law for 13 years, he transitioned to higher education. He has served on the leadership teams for the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Ave Maria School of Law and has taught Constitutional Law, Professional Responsibility, Environmental Law, and undergraduate and MBA-level Marketing. Moreover, he has served as a Director of Planned Giving for the University of Notre Dame. In 2007, he was named Vice President for Planning and Enrollment Management at Madonna University.

Dr. Kenney will present audio excerpts from the oral argument in Roe v. Wade to make the case that the 14th Amendment provides protection for the unborn. His Presentation will pose these questions: In a sense, the majority opinion in Roe tabled this question claiming that in 1973 consensus did not exist about when life begins. Even if this was true (and much evidence suggests to the contrary), certainly today we know when life begins – the well established scientific fact is that life begins at conception. Knowing this:

  • Isn’t it time to return to the question that was tabled in 1973?
  • Isn’t it time to acknowledge that the 14th Amendment protects all human beings in the United States from the moment of their existence?
  • Could Congress hold hearings, and then, pass legislation acknowledging that human life begins at conception and merits 14th Amendment protection from the moment when life begins?

This legislation would be challenged. But, ultimately the challenge would present the United States Supreme Court with an opportunity to revisit the question that has been sidestepped during the past 38 years.