The state has less than two weeks to gather 95 percent of their necessary signatures.
Due to lack of support, there will be no “personhood” on the state’s ballot this year.
He’s the last man standing, but that doesn’t mean the most extreme of the anti-choice activists are willing to accept him.
On April 26th Canada’s Parliament debated M-312, a motion that calls for the formation of a special committee of Parliament to review whether the definition of a “human being” as described in the Canadian criminal code can be extended to unborn fetuses.
Tuesday, they complained that nothing was getting through committee. But by Thursday they hope to have new restrictions ready to be signed into law.
A Republican caucus has decided to keep the Oklahoma personhood measure from being heard.
Trying to grant rights to fertilized eggs has been going on for decades. But not to this extreme.
Citizens in Mississippi, once, and Colorado, twice, have resoundingly rejected so called “personhood” measures that would have established the “pre-born” as separate legal persons under the law. There is increasing evidence that when people understand the broad reach of such measures, they vote them down. But what happens when prosecutors and judges misuse their power and “pass” such measures in disguise?
If the state’s voters don’t want it, the legislature will just force it on them.
The pro-corporate personhood movement and the anti-woman, anti-choice movement share the same attorney: conservative campaign-finance crusader and abortion-rights foe James Bopp Jr., the legal architect behind Citizens United.