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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 12:12 PM
I don't advocate killing infants or fetuses. That would be advocating a wasteful, unhealthy, practice. Legal abortions entail some risk, but the risk of injury and dying from a legal abortion is less than carrying and delivering an infant to term. For a severely deformed infant that stands little chance of living, "putting it to sleep" might be the kindest act for a dumb, unreasoning animal. Because it certainly isn't a human being.

One of the most controversial wings of the pro-life movement is the “personhood” effort. Championed by Personhood USA out of Colorado, its goal is to have personhood defined in law to include the unborn. Theoretically, it sounds good. Practically, it will never work and meanwhile is severely hurting the pro-life movement.

The pro-life movement does not support the personhood effort. Phyllis Schlafly's Eagle Forum issued this statement about it, “Nearly every reputable pro-life leader has criticized the approach of the personhood amendment, which will simply give more power to pro-abortion judges.” Another statement from...