Saturday, October 24, 2009

Affirmation of personhood rights on the march

Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 10/23/2009 6:20:00 AM

Michigan is jumping on the "personhood amendment" bandwagon.

Cal Zastrow, who heads Michigan Citizens for Life, notes that the campaign in his state has crossed political boundaries. "Five [Democratic] state representatives led by Jim Slezack [have] joined with 18 Republican co-sponsors to introduce the Michigan Personhood Amendment into the state legislature," he exclaims. The process in Michigan requires the legislature to approve an issue for the ballot.

Zastrow describes what voters will be asked to decide. "It'll define a person as a human being at the moment of their biological beginning," he says. "So we've got 23 state reps who are committed to ending abortion and ending embryonic stem-cell research and cloning."

So far, Personhood Amendment campaigns are active in about 30 states. At least three more should kick into gear by the end of the year, and a number of campaigns will be launched in other states in 2010.

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