California along with several other states is looking to add a personhood amendment to their constitution. I have to admit, just when I think California is a lost cause and I am ready to throw up my hands in disgust and give up already, something like this comes along and renews my faith in my beloved home state.
California is collecting signatures to get personhood on the ballot. Of course, pro-aborts are none too happy about it because the end result is to eradicate abortion. California has the most abortuaries of any state. According to Mark Crutcher at Life Dynamics and his website http://www.lifedynamics.org there are 127 clinics in California [Though I don’t think the site listing the abortuaries has been updated in a while so there might be less or more at this point. Though it is still the best estimate we have.] and the pro-aborts certainly don’t want something like a personhood law messing up their profits.
The personhood law for California reads as follows:
“The term “person” applies to all living human organisms from the beginning of their biological development, regardless of the means by which they were procreated, method of reproduction, age, race, sex, gender, physical well-being, function, or condition of physical or mental dependency and/or disability. “
This law would not only have an effect on the abortion industry but the in vitro fertilization (IVF) and embryonic stem cell research (ESCR) industries as well. Since embryos created by IVF would be protected under this law, you could not simply discard the ones that don’t get implanted. You would have to either not create so many embryos during the fertilization process or they would have to care for the frozen embryos. Next because these embryos would be considered human beings (as they should be!) you could not experiment on them, especially when you know the experiment would result in their death. However, that won’t really be a setback in terms of medical research because adult stem cells have shown to be vastly superior to embryonic and have the capacity to be pluripotent [the ability to take on other characteristics of various cells] like embryonic stem cells and without the additional cancer risk.
All in all the Personhood Amendment would be a boon to California as it would show America that California is not the abortion loving capital of the world or at least our country after all. That we do have our priorities in order. The California flag has the California grizzly bear on it and we, as California, have had to bear a lot of liberal hogwash that continues to control our fair state. It is time we pull the rug out from under the poor-choice crowd and demonstrate we are once and for all a pro-life state.
Other states with Personhood Amendments
North Dakota (the only state with no abortion clinic and a Personhood Amendment to their Constitution already passed.
Mississippi-will have it on the ballot in 2011.
Maryland (had hearings on March 19th to get a Personhood Amendment on the ballot)
And as I find others I will keep you updated but as you can see this movement is gaining ground, it is the slavery issue of our time.