A Quick History of the Pro-Life Movement and Personhood, the Original Pro-Life Strategy.A Quick History of the Pro-Life Movement and Personhood, the Original Pro-Life Strategy. From Promoting Personhood in the 1970s and 80s to getting off track in the 90s to current and why the Pro-Life Movement has failed to end legalized abortion for over 40 years.
From the 1970s thru 1980s, the original strategy and main goal of the Pro-Life Movement was to enact a Human Life Amendment (aka Personhood Amendment) to the U.S. Constitution which would establish personhood protection for unborn children. Pro-Life leaders knew that enacting such an amendment would easily overturn “Roe v. Wade” and end abortion throughout the entire United States and territories. Major Pro-Life organizations including Americans United for Life and National Right to Life were heavily involved in advancing such amendments. A lesser known part of the same strategy was to introduce similar amendments in the states. They never did. They dropped the ball.
In 2005, 30 years later, the first ever state Human Life Amendment (aka Personhood Amendment) was introduced in Mississippi by Pro-Life Dave. As of the end of 2014, NO State Personhood Amendment has yet to be enacted. This is what the Personhood Movement is trying to accomplish: To enact a State Personhood Amendment in order to make the first serious head-on attempt to overturn Roe v. Wade, which many believe will succeed – and do so easily.
Since the early 1970s, over 300 Federal amendments were introduced into a divisive Congress, all of them getting nowhere. Since the 1990s, most national Pro-Life organizations have abandoned Human Life (aka Personhood) Amendments and any hope of a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Their strategy changed to a ‘long term’ focus of slowly “chipping away” at Roe instead of confronting it head-on. Over the years, mainline Pro-Life groups have focused primarily on enacting hundreds of state laws that only ‘LIMIT ABORTION’ but yet end with
Where they have dropped the ball, a new and growing movement of Pro-Life citizens are taking up The Original Pro-Life Strategy: PERSONHOOD. Establishing the Right to Life of unborn children through a State Personhood Amendment has now become the explosive answer to ending abortion and is taking the Pro-Life Movement by storm.
“Many pro-life groups and lawmakers in the past 40 years have bobbed, weaved and swerved around the abortion crisis instead of confronting it head-on. Now overcoming the Roe decision by legally declaring that human beings are persons from the moment of fertilization is a real possibility.”
John E. Archibold, Esq.
Co-Founder of: Americans United for Life, National Right to Life, and Colorado Right to Life
“I believe the Personhood Movement is poised to become the driving force of the Pro-Life Movement.”
Jerry Regier, Founder Family Research Council
The once dead and unreachable goal of establishing personhood in the U.S. Constitution has now gained new life in the states. Personhood once again is breathing new life into the Pro-Life Movement by returning to its founding principles and strategies. The Personhood Movement is a dynamic and rapidly growing segment of the Pro-Life Community focused on the enactment of State Personhood Amendments.
Personhood IS THE KEY to Ending Abortion, Once and For All!
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