The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed the first personhood amendment in the United States, 57-35. Read more
News Updates from Poland, Kansas, and Costa Rica!
Poland Set to Ban Abortion - No Exceptions, No Compromise
LifeSiteNews.com, your home for the BEST pro-life news on the web, first reported that a citizen-led initiative drive has advanced a total abortion ban in Poland! The measure will “enshrine total protection for children in the womb from the moment of conception.” Sponsors were required to collect 100,000 signatures in 3 months. Instead, they collected 600,000 in just two weeks!
LifeSiteNews.com has been following the developments closely. Read about the support from the head of the Polish Bishops here.
Pray for the people of Poland to stand against the forces of death in Europe.
Personhood Kansas Renews Call for Personhood Now!
Planned Parenthood received a license to kill children from the state of Kansas on Thursday after they passed an inspection--called for by the state’s new regulatory abortion law.
Personhood Kansas Committee Chairman, Bruce Garren, responded earlier this week, “The legislature has passed every abortion regulation imaginable. No baby is safe from the grasp of the abortionists until the personhood of every human being is affirmed by law.”
Meanwhile, Mila Means, an area doctor who has been training to commit abortions, announced the formation of a non-profit for the purposes of raising the funds to open an abortion facility in Wichita. The Kansas NOW chapter helped kick off her campaign at an area church. “[The regulations] probably reinforced my decision to keep working in this direction,” she said.
Costa Rica Keeps IVF Ban
The nation of Costa Rica’s House of Representatives narrowly upheld a ban on in-vitro fertilization by a vote of 26 to 25 last week. LifeSiteNews.com reports in their article that “the ban was put in place by the country’s Constitutional Court in 2000, when it ruled that the practice was unconstitutional because it violated the right to life of the embryo.”
“The human embryo is a person from the moment of conception...not an object...not to be frozen...not constitutionally legitimate to be exposed to a disproportionate risk of death,” they wrote.
As the Liberty Counsel Memorandum on the Mississippi Personhood Amendment confirms, personhood amendments and legislation do not ban IVF. However, the Costa Rican government is correct in its scientifically-based position that the human embryo is a person from the moment of conception. With the passage of personhood amendments and legislation here in the U.S., IVF will still be legal, but babies created via in-vitro will be respected, constitutionally protected, and it will be illegal to kill them."
On a personal note, we ask for your prayers for the Personhood USA staff and their families as it has been an especially hard week with illnesses and the loss of a dear family member.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 5:14