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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

HHKrentz Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 9:34 AM
It would be like a group of conservatives fronting a group demanding that all marriages be homosexual marriages. Then they could go around claiming that liberal candidates weren't standing up for gay rights. Sneaky.

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...