The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed the first personhood amendment in the United States, 57-35. Read more
Personhood Arkansas, led by Preston Dunn, has submitted the following language for approval by the Secretary of State and Attorney General:
beings, at every stage of biological development, are people created
equally free and independent, and have certain inherent and inalienable rights;
amongst which are those of enjoying and defending life and liberty; of
acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and reputation; and of pursuing
their own happiness. To secure these rights governments are instituted among
men deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
This Amendment shall have no effect on contraceptives or other methods of birth control unless they are shown to violate the inherent and inalienable rights of a person. This Amendment shall have no effect on in vitro fertilization or other methods of assisted reproduction unless they are shown to violate the rights of a person. This Amendment shall have no effect on medical treatment for life threatening physical conditions intended to preserve life.
(last updated 2012 Mar 26)
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Dear Arkansas Lawmaker:
Every year that goes by, over one million children in the womb are brutally murdered through abortion.
The key to unraveling this tragedy is a simple one and it has been known since before Roe v. Wade.
It is Personhood.
During oral argument of Roe, Chief Justice Warren Burger explained to pro-abortion attorney Sarah Weddington that by declaring “by statute that a fetus is a person for all constitutional purposes” a state could outlaw abortion.
By stripping personhood from the unborn, their right to life was revoked. By returning personhood to the weak and the powerless, we can restore their dignity and right to life as human beings. It really is that simple.
African slaves were denied their personhood and were therefore treated as property, bought, sold, and bred as animals. Jews were not considered full persons, so their property could be confiscated and their people eliminated. When Spanish conquistadors colonized America, many wealthy landowners fought to convince the Spanish crown that non-Christian “indians” were not legal persons and could therefore be enslaved.
Personhood is the key to all human rights.
That is why at the heart of the Roe v. Wade opinion is the following heartless pronouncement, written by Justice Blackmun, “the word ‘person’ ... does not include the unborn.”
Not once, since 1973, has the Supreme Court been challenged to reconsider Blackmun’s terrible words.
With federal and judicial tyranny at its apex, we the undersigned request that our Arkansas legislators stand up for life in a bold and principled way.
We, the undersigned urge you to support a personhood measure that recognizes that the preborn child is a person with the unalienable right to life.
We, the undersigned expect you to stand up for the values of the people of Arkansas by no longer cowering to a federal and judicial tyranny that mandates the destruction of our morals, our families, and our posterity.
We, the undersigned will hold you accountable for your action or inaction in bringing about and supporting a personhood measure, and we will vote accordingly.
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