Wednesday, January 13, 2010
'Personhood' to be theme at 2010 Roe anniversary
Blackmun: If this is established, abortion 'rights' would, of course, 'collapse'
Posted: January 12, 2010
10:32 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
© 2010 WorldNetDaily
At the annual March for Life Jan. 22, pro-life groups will use the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision to raise the profile of "personhood."
The term is used by a movement in state legislatures to define unborn babies as persons, affording them the same guaranteed right to life as all other Americans.
Probably the first definitive statement on the idea came from Justice Harry Blackmun, who wrote the majority opinion for Roe v. Wade, when he said: "The appellee and certain amici [pro-lifers] argue that the fetus is a 'person' within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."
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Personhood Colorado 2010's Co-sponsor, Gualberto Garcia Jones, Youtube video brings to life the oral arguments phase of the actual Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision.
This year's March for Life events around the country are guaranteed to bring hope to a nation weary of over 40 years of destroying innocent lives - hope for the first time that, "abortion might end in my lifetime."