Friday, February 6, 2009

"Personhood" Amendment Dropped in Annapolis

While the Maryland General Assembly certainly has a pro-choice slant to it, it doesn't stop anti-choice lawmakers from introducing ridiculous legislation like this zinger. Anti-choice Delegate Don Dwyer has introduced his Personhood Amendment (again) that would define a fertilized egg as a person. It is quite similar to the ballot measure that failed overwhelmingly in Colorado this past election.

This certainly won't make it onto the ballot in 2010, but never forget that there are zealous opponents to choice out there who won't quit!


Anonymous said...

Is personhood a science question?

Sarah said...

The question "when does a fetus/embryo/fertilized egg/etc. become a person?" has been pondered, debated and emphatically disagreed on by great thinkers since the beginning of time -- it's purely philosophical. And whatever conclusion you yourself may come to, matters that are so thoroughly subjective and based on ideology have no place in legislation.