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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:32 PM
The government can't define personhood? Who defines it then? What if I say dogs are persons too? Do they have the right to life? In a civilization of laws, the government must define these things. It is up to the rest of us to help make sure the gov't gets it RIGHT.

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...