Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Abortion Unconstitutional via Roe v. Wade: Personhood

According to Roe v. Wade, abortion could not be permitted if an unborn fetus was proven to be a “person” as legally defined by the 14th amendment.

For background, read Personhood Amendment Pushed in Mississippi and also read Abortionists Fear Personhood Movement Gaining Steam as well as Pro-life States Press Personhood, Abortionists Sue

UPDATE 8/11/11: Just what did Roe v. Wade do in 1973?

-- From "'Personhood amendment' approved for signatures in Montana" by Marnee Banks, KRTV-3 (Great Falls, MT) 8/5/11

CI-108 would define a person to include all human beings at every stage of development including fertilization or conception.

The Montana Pro Life Coalition attempted to pass a similar measure in the 2010 election and failed.

Groups including Montana Right to Life, Montana Catholic Conference, and the Family Foundation all opposed the "personhood amendment" last election cycle saying this was not the way to make abortion illegal.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Montana ‘Personhood’ amendment approved for petition drive" by Virginia Chamlee, Florida Independent 8/8/11

Personhood Florida is currently trying to place a similar measure on the Sunshine State’s 2012 ballot. Pro-life lawmakers are wary of throwing their support behind the bill — preferring, instead, to stay on the fringes of the abortion issue and support initiatives like mandatory ultrasound and parental notification bills.

Though Personhood initiatives have been viewed as radical, even among conservatives, the movement has gained traction in the past year. In Mississippi, a Personhood Amendment has received a slew of high-profile endorsements, including Mississippi Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant and American Family Association founder Don Wildmon. The Mississippi Personhood Amendment will be voted on this November.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Mississippi Initiative To Outsmart Roe v. Wade, Prohibit Abortion" by Amelia Rufer, U.S. Election News 8/7/11

SECTION 33. Person defined. As used in this Article III of the state constitution, "The term ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning or the functional equivalent thereof."

The measure would formally add unborn fetuses to the list of civil right-bearers, thereby making abortion illegal in the state of Mississippi. Implications are wide-spread and controversial for the upcoming proposal. Obamacare would not be able to fund abortions in this particular state, a widely-disputed issue in-and-of itself. Research of embryo stem cells would be halted. Contraceptions that prevent the egg from accepting sperm would be just as easily obtainable, as would in vitrofertilization (IVF). Designating abortion as “murder” will no longer be restricted to a moral preference, but will instead hold legal weight. A challenge to Roe v. Wade (1973), the initiative is expected to reach the supreme court if passed.

To read the entire article above, CLICK HERE.

From "Abortion Made Illegal: Mississippi’s Personhood Initiative" by K. Douglas Lee, posted at 8/5/11

If Mississippians vote Yes on Amendment 26, all human beings would be ensured equal rights in our state and protection under law, regardless of their size, location or developmental stage. Calling abortion “murder” will no longer be merely a moral judgment, but an established legal determination. In other words, abortion will be illegal.

. . . As a bonus, human cloning, embryo stem cell research, and other forms of medical cannibalism would be effectively stopped, necessarily focusing the attention of medical researchers on approaches that have been proven to actually work (like adult stem cells) and do not require the killing of an innocent person. This initiative also stops Obamacare from funding abortions in the state of Mississippi with your tax dollars; after all, anyone performing an abortion will be arrested.

[Also] . . . all forms of contraception that merely inhibit the egg from hooking up with a sperm will still be legal and easily obtainable, and in vitro fertilization (IVF) will still be legal and as obtainable as it is now.

To read the entire opinion column above, CLICK HERE.

Also read Pro-life Legislation Floods America