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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 5:42 PM
A STATE amendment does NOT solve that. The personhood movement calls for state amendments. Thus they are ineffective as a means to change the law of the land. WHY not a federal amendment then? Because it takes 2/3 of the Senate and 3/4 of the states. It's been tried. We don't have the votes.

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...