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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 27, 2012 11:41 PM
Just take them out behind the barn and shoot them, eh? Hitler thought the same way as you. Every human being, no matter how damaged, deserves love and respect and to be treated as an end in itself, not to be thrown out with the trash because it's too hard for you to take care of the person.

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...