Sunday, November 01, 2009

Life to Personhood Means Death to Roe v. Wade

Legal rulings, voter initiatives, and legislation defining all humans, including the unborn, as "persons" have been slowly sweeping across America, and abortionists can "read the writing on the wall" -- their time appears to be limited.

-- From "Personhood Nevada: Initiative part of U.S. drive" by Ed Vogel, Las Vegas Review-Journal 10/24/09

The "personhood" amendment petition drive beginning in Nevada is part of a national effort by a religious organization to come up with a legal argument that can be used to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court's decision allowing abortion.

PersonhoodUSA co-founder Keith Mason said Friday that his Christian anti-abortion group is trying in 30 states to pass laws or constitutional amendments that define all human beings as "persons" from the moment of "biological development" to the natural end of their lives.

On behalf of Personhood Nevada, the group's state affiliate, veteran Las Vegas conservative activist Richard Ziser filed a petition Wednesday with the Nevada secretary of state that specifies government may not deprive "persons" of "life, liberty and property" without due process of law.

Similar petitions to amend state constitutions are being circulated in six other states, including Colorado, where voters last year rejected it by a 73 percent to 27 percent vote.

The "personhood" language is significant, according to Ziser, because of the majority opinion authored by Justice Harry Blackmun in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision allowing abortion.

Blackmun said if "personhood" could be established for a fetus, then "the fetus' right to life would be guaranteed" by the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

By passing state constitutional amendments that define a person as beginning with biological development, Ziser said they could make a case that answers Blackmun and could challenge Roe v. Wade.

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From "Initiative underway for ‘legal personhood' status for fetus" by Rebecca Palsha, KTUU TV2 10/29/09

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sponsors of an initiative for "legal personhood" are gathering signatures to get the issue on the ballot.

It's an attempt to make a fetus a legal person and it could affect birth control and abortion rights in Alaska.

Planned Parenthood says if it becomes law, it could lead to police investigating miscarriages.

Sponsors say it's a civil rights issue, and police would only investigate if it appears the miscarriage was actually an abortion.

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From "Planned Parenthood Sues Missouri Over 'Personhood' Initiative" by Christian News Wire 11/1/09

Planned Parenthood sued the State of Missouri this week to challenge two pro-life ballot initiatives, in an apparent effort to stifle the people's constitutional right to the ballot process.

One of the ballot initiatives, submitted by Personhood Missouri . . . The personhood amendment, along with another pro-life initiative, were both approved by Secretary of State Democrat Robin Carnahan on October 20th.

"The motivation of Planned Parenthood is highly suspect. This lawsuit addresses a concern about loss of funds, yet Planned Parenthood reportedly brought in over 10 million dollars in 2008 in Missouri alone, and over a billion dollars nationwide," [said Keith Mason, of Personhood USA]. "This is clearly an act of desperation by a billion dollar industry, seeking to keep the issue of Personhood away from the people of Missouri."

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