CRTL 2009 Fall Update
PERSONHOOD: So much has happened in the few weeks just since our banquet! For just one example, we said that legislators in the state of Michigan were about to join the Personhood Movement. Now, on Oct. 14th, a Democrat-led joint resolution was introduced proposing an amendment to the state constitution by adding section 28 to article I, to establish the right to life of all human beings from the beginning of their biological development:
ARTICLE I SEC. 28
(1) EVERY HUMAN PERSON HAS A RIGHT TO LIFE, WHICH IS THE PARAMOUNT AND MOST FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT GUARANTEED UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THIS STATE.
(2) WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNDAMENTAL AND INALIENABLE RIGHT TO LIFE, THE WORD “PERSON” APPLIES TO ALL HUMAN BEINGS, IRRESPECTIVE OF AGE, RACE, GENDER, HEALTH, FUNCTION, CONDITION OF DEPENDENCY, INCLUDING PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DEPENDENCY, OR METHOD OF REPRODUCTION, FROM THE BEGINNING OF THEIR BIOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT, INCLUDING FERTILIZATION
(3) THE LEGISLATURE SHALL IMPLEMENT THIS SECTION BY APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION.
Resolved further, That the foregoing amendment shall be submitted to the people of the state at the next general election in the manner provided by law.
Following Colorado’s 2008 Personhood Amendment, dozens of states have introduced personhood amendments and legislation. Please pray for us as we continue to fight to end de-criminalized child killing!
Just this week, Nevada joined the states who are fighting for personhood!
Won’t you help Colorado Right to Life cover the cost of mailing over 1,300 petitions to Coloradans who care for the precious little ones?