The North Dakota House of Representatives has passed the first personhood amendment in the United States, 57-35. Read more
Oklahoma City, OK — 2/29/2012 — Oklahoma’s pro-life advocates will hold a press conference to announce the launching of a citizen-led initiative to amend the state constitution and recognize the personhood rights of every man, woman, and child, born and preborn. Personhood Oklahoma and members of the pro-life coalition will file the measure this Thursday, March 1st. To reach the November ballot, they must collect 155,000 petition signatures in the next 90 days.
Sponsors of the Oklahoma Personhood Amendment include Daniel Skerbitz, Director of Personhood Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Representative Mike Reynolds, and T. Russell Hunter, Director of the Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma.
What: Press Conference to Announce Oklahoma Personhood Initiative
Who: Rep. Mike Reynolds, Oklahoma City; Daniel Skerbitz, Director,Personhood Oklahoma; T. Russell Hunter, Director, Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma; and more
When: Thursday, March 1st, 2012, 1:30pm CST
Where: Press Room, 4th Floor, State Capitol Building, Oklahoma City, OK
Mike Reynolds is the elected representative from Oklahoma’s 91st House District. Rep. Reynold’s family has been in Oklahoma since statehood. He was born on March 19th, 1951 in Quantico Virginia, while his father was stationed there in the U.S. Marine Corp. His parents are Jack D. and Earlene (Lightfoot) Reynolds. He is married to Nancy (Smith), and their children are Sarah, Daniel, and David. Mike is an Ordained Deacon, a member of Southern Hills Baptist Church, an outspoken pro-life advocate, and a staunch defender of the God-given right to life of all people, born and preborn.
Personhood Oklahoma is a grassroots coalition of local pro-life citizens and organizations campaigning for an amendment to the Oklahoma Constitutional recognizing the full human rights of every human being regardless of their size or age.
Following in the footsteps of 19th century abolitionists who brought the immorality and illegality of human slavery to the forefront of public discussion by forming local societies, holding public meetings, producing anti-slavery literature, and helping victims of its institutionalization, the Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma has adopted the same approach in their modern-day fight against the institution of human abortion. The Abolitionist Society of Oklahoma seeks to expose the destructive nature of abortion and arouse true compassion for its victims.
Personhood was widely discussed at the Supreme Court oral arguments for Roe v. Wade.
Note that among other things, the judges state that:
“The basic constitutional question, initially is, whether or not the unborn fetus is a person. That’s critical to this case is it not?”
“Could Texas, constitutionally in your view, declare, by statute, that a fetus is a person for all constitutional purposes?”(Chief Justice Burger)
“The state could OBVIOUSLY adopt that kind of statute, and then it would have to be adjudicated.” (Pro-abort Attorney, Sarah Weddington)
Here is a collection of coverage simply from the launch of the 2010 Colorado Personhood Initiative.
As we continue our petition efforts, remember: the victory is ours, because we know the Way, the Truth, and the Light, and we are carrying it to our brothers and sisters as we are called to do.