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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 22, 2012 8:37 PM
Facts I agree about your SCOTUS votes observation, but, do you think a personhood amendment would ever be a good idea, even at the federal level, assuming the votes were there? Wouldn't it be better to try to take away the abortion right, rather than add a right which might make things worse?
Yan5 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 5:26 PM
I think I agree. We don't have enough votes for an amendment banning abortion. The best bet is to vote for a President that will appoint 'pro-life' justices.
Facts4sure Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 12:36 PM
You are correct. Personhood legislation creates many unintended consequences in many other areas of law. An outright ban would not. That will not be possible until the votes are there on the SCOTUS. Defeating Obama is where pro-life people should be focusing their time and energy.

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...