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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:12 PM
Yes, but the 13th, 14th and 15th amendments make sense. A personhood amendment at the STATE level does NOT make ANY LEGAL SENSE. If a state can declare who is a person today, tomorrow a state can declare that someone is NOT a person. Can't do that. Federal amendment? Different story. That's where our efforts should go if we want a pro-life amendment.

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...