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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 25, 2012 8:05 PM
Um, may I will point out that the unborn child is not making the choice. Does that matter to you? And how do you or anyone, including any mother, know what the future will hold for a particular life, so that they should be entitled to make the decision whether that child lives or dies? Your philosophy, or religion, trivializes human life, peaceman, and makes people want to slit their throats if it is a rainy day outside.

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...