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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 7:48 PM
So you are saying we should pass laws that we know to be unconstitutional and that doing so is justified because it increases public awareness. The primary public awareness that is increased by such cynical shenanigans is that of skepticism toward the legitimacy, morality and intelligence of pro life people. For shame.

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...