In Colorado, some of the highest-ranking GOP politicians in the state are personhood backers, even though the measure was shot down badly both here in 2008 and again in 2010. Will the same politicians who backed the personhood amendment last year jump on board again, now that personhood backers have announced plans to place the measure on the 2012 election ballot in Colorado?
As Amie reported earlier, Georgia Rep. Bobby Franklin is pushing legislation to criminalize miscarriage. Jill Filipovic suggests we help him by sending in our used tampons.
Claims of PersonhoodUSA and others that Roe was decided without the benefit of medical and scientific knowledge on fetal development are simply not true.
The current language of the Constitution extends full protection only to “persons born or naturalized” here, stating additionally that “nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.” As Supreme Court Justice Scalia has said: “I think when the Constitution says that persons are entitled to equal protection of the laws, I think it clearly means walking-around persons. You don’t count pregnant women twice.”