Push for 'Personhood' Amendments Is New Tack in Abortion Fight

There are 5 comments on the Oct 26, 2011, www.nytimes.com story titled Push for 'Personhood' Amendments Is New Tack in Abortion Fight. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

A constitutional amendment facing voters in Mississippi on Nov. 8, and similar initiatives brewing in half a dozen other states including Florida and Ohio, would declare a fertilized human egg to be a legal person, effectively branding abortion and some forms of birth control as murder.

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#87 Nov 1, 2011
Robert wrote:
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Life is life, a spermatozoa is a living single cell organism, the unfertilized egg is another living single cell organism, when you prevent the two from coming together they both die so to answer your question it kills them both.
They separately are no more or no less a person than they together are. If it is not ok to kill one then it is not ok to kill the other. Other than those who don't believe in even birth control, everyone draws a line. For some reason the so called pro lifers think they are morally right because they draw their line of death earlier than those who are pro choice. They are nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.
I see you took the home schooled biology course. Get back to your doublewide for a remedial.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#88 Nov 2, 2011
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>I see you took the home schooled biology course. Get back to your doublewide for a remedial.
That is like saying he has a point and since I can't articulate what is wrong I call him names.

I am just sick and tired of all these so called pro lifers considering themselves the guardian of morals. They kill life just like the others they condemn just at a different point in the process.

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Since: Mar 07

Russell Springs, KY

#89 Nov 2, 2011
Robert wrote:
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That is like saying he has a point and since I can't articulate what is wrong I call him names.
I am just sick and tired of all these so called pro lifers considering themselves the guardian of morals. They kill life just like the others they condemn just at a different point in the process.
You were never just ovum or a sperm cell, Robert. You were once an embryo,understand? We all have morals, some different from others. The question is not about morals,it is about the nature of human dignity and the equality of human beings.
Robert

Hollywood, FL

#90 Nov 2, 2011
OLD LADY wrote:
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You were never just ovum or a sperm cell, Robert. You were once an embryo,understand? We all have morals, some different from others. The question is not about morals,it is about the nature of human dignity and the equality of human beings.
Just where do you think the embryo comes from, you obviously have not read the amendment your fellow pro lifers are trying to pass, once an egg is fertilized it is a person, even if it is in a fertility lab and has no hope of living without being implanted. It also would outlaw rape victims from being given a drug to keep them from becoming pregnant. That is not pro life that is some kind of rabid religious hang up trying to tell other people what they have to do with their bodies.

“OUCH”

Since: Mar 07

Russell Springs, KY

#91 Nov 2, 2011
Robert wrote:
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Just where do you think the embryo comes from, you obviously have not read the amendment your fellow pro lifers are trying to pass, once an egg is fertilized it is a person, even if it is in a fertility lab and has no hope of living without being implanted. It also would outlaw rape victims from being given a drug to keep them from becoming pregnant. That is not pro life that is some kind of rabid religious hang up trying to tell other people what they have to do with their bodies.
I know where embryo come from,our parents,of course. From your posts your the one the one having a problem deciding when life begins.
In my opinion,if passed,it will not withstand the legal challenges,that will occur. I'm pretty sure, a state amendment does not overturn a Supreme Court ruling.
Gee, I said that without any rabid religious argument, whatsoever...:)

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