Personhood Coming Your Way in 2013
Personhood is thought by many to be the human right's issue of the 21st Century....
It is the principle that all human life has God given, constitutionally recognized value. The idea is simple yet bold. Ultimately, it may provide a direct challenge to the central holding of Roe v Wade, the landmark decision that made abortion legal in the United States. Personhood will restore respect and effective legal protection for all human beings, including the unborn. It encompasses the threat of emerging issues, such as cloning, embryo experimentation and euthanasia. "The prolife movement must mature beyond the singular goal of 'saving babies' and engage our current culture of death", says Georgia Right to Life President Daniel Becker.
In 2006 in Georgia, 57% when polled, answered yes when asked whether they would like to see the Supreme Court overturn legalized abortion in the US. When does life begin? In our time of science and technology, that question has already been answered—life begins at conception. The better question today may not be when human life begins, but rather what is the value of human life?
Legalized abortion has been a part of the American cultural scene since 1973. In the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Potter Stewart stated, ‘(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the 14th Amendment. ’. If an unborn child is a person, then their right to life trumps their mother’s right to choose their death.
Let Georgia Right to Life help you bring The Personhood Project to your own community, school, or church group. The two part, scripturally based program will equip people to engage others in meaningful, thoughtful dialog on sanctity of life issues. The 5 hour classroom training begins with the Biblical foundation and history of the sanctity of life movement. The objective is to prayerfully move others to better understand life issues, so that they positively impact the lives of those around them. Join Georgia Right to Life in Advancing Personhood - the Paramount Right to Life right where you live!
Contact: Suzanne Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org.