Personhood USA is a group that is trying to get abortions banned by passing state constitutional amendments that declare a fertilized egg is legally a person. Such an amendment was on the ballot in Colorado yesterday. It was defeated by a 3-to-1 margin, getting only 28% of the vote. How bad does an anti-abortion law have to be to only get 28% of the vote in a fundamentalist stronghold like Colorado?
What would the ramifications be if such an amendment were passed? What would happen to IVF clinics that destroy tens of thousands of fertilized eggs every year? Would every miscarriage be treated like the death of a child is now treated?
If one really wants to stop abortions, then prevent unwanted pregnancies. Safe, cheap, and available contraception, especially Plan B, would drastically reduce the number of abortions performed each year. They claim that abortion is such a horrible crime against humanity yet don’t endorse an effective measure that would substantially reduce such a horror.
This is not about abortion. It is about a cause that will motivate people to send money to Personhood USA so that the organizers can support a life style without having to do any real work. The Donate button is front and center on their website. That’s what Personhood USA is all about, a scheme to perpetuate itself.
H/T Talk to Action
-David Drumm (Nal)