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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

SabbieGirl Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 3:26 PM
Part I I am a Doctor. I do not kill individuals. I am a Pediatrician. Unlike most of my colleagues I have had the opportunity of deepening my knowledge on what is known as Developmental Biology: I have two Doctorates on that subject (one from Europe and one from the USA). This is the scientific field which studies the start of Life and the complex process that follows: the process of development. Personhood is a Philosophical/Theological and Legal term. As a scientist I can’t demonstrate Personhood in a laboratory. All I can do is to prove that this ‘organism’ is an Individual of the Human Species (or whatever species you choose)...

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...