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Is the Personhood Movement Really Pro-Life?

Yan5 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 1:14 PM
peaceman, if the Soul is making a choice, how would you know this? You are equivocating on the meaning of choice. What you are saying is, even if I don't know it, my Soul is making a choice. Obviously, that is a conclusion which you think is a rational inference that you have drawn by stepping back from all experience. I disagree, because as I stated earlier, your point of view implies that an individual life is not worth as much as I believe it to be worth. I know when my Soul makes a choice, when I know that I make a choice. My soul is me, not some foreign thing that operates without my knowledge. If you are right, human choices are irrelevant. My experience leads me to the opposite conclusion: EVERY choice is relevant.

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...