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Various Statements Regarding Personhood Initiatives

Statement of the Colorado Catholic Bishops on the 2008 Colorado Personhood Amendment

Statement from the FL Bishops Florida Personhood Amendment

Reflections on Georgia House Resolution 536. (Georgia Bishops)

Statement of Mississippi Bishop Joseph Latino 2009 and 2011 on Initiative 26

Statement of Catholic Bishops of Montana Regarding Proposed Constitutional Amendment of CI-100, 2008.

Put Personhood Amendments Aside, Focus on Ending Abortion, Steven Ertelt, Editor, Life News

Personhood Amendment in Mississippi Likely Won’t Ban Abortion, Steven Ertelt, Editor, Life News

Mississippi Personhood Amendment Defeated at the Polls, Michael New, PhD.

The Blackmun Myth Pro-lifers should be realistic about their short-term goals. Clarke Forsythe, American's United for Life.

 

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Joint Statement on the "Nevada Pro-Life Coalition Amendment" Personhood Initiative

January 11, 2012

The following is a joint statement with our Nevada Choose Life Coalition colleagues regarding the "Nevada Pro-life Coalition Amendment" personhood initiative. Please view other statements on similar measures in other states below the joint statement.

· Personhood Initiative Threatens Pro-Life Future

We believe in the fundamental right to life for ourselves and our posterity--born and unborn, and the protection of that right under law.

We believe that advancements in science, such as DNA, and medicine, easily visible with sonograms, make the personhood of the unborn a reality recognizable to all.

We believe that the courts are the greatest threat to the unalienable right to life of the unborn. Roe v Wade has brought about the wholesale killing of the innocent unborn. We oppose abortion and support the right to life of the unborn.

Unfortunately, we believe the "Personhood" initiative petition filed in Nevada with good intent will not protect the unborn or stop abortion. A state personhood amendment cannot overturn Roe v Wade.

This amendment will harm the Pro-Life movement by giving pro-abortion courts more power to decide all matters relating to abortion, such as parental notification, informed consent, and taxpayer funding of abortion. These matters should be decided by the elected representatives of the people--state legislatures and Congress, not the unelected courts. We also believe that initiatives like these provide political and financial windfalls to abortion advocates and their candidates.

We do not consider support or opposition of the personhood petition as an indication that an individual or a candidate is Pro-life.

Therefore, we the undersigned Pro-Life organizations and individuals do not and cannot support Nevada's Personhood Initiative. We appreciate the sentiments of those filing the measure, but recognize that it will not protect the unborn. It will end up giving unlimited power to the courts to perpetuate and expand the disastrous effects of Roe v Wade and will interfere further with any legislative efforts to stop abortion.

We choose life. Therefore, we the undersigned oppose the Nevada Personhood Initiative, the Nevada Pro-life Coalition Amendment.

Nevada Choose Life Coalition:

Nevada LIFE, Don Nelson President

Nevada Eagle Forum, Janine Hansen President

Nevada Right to Life, Melissa Clement, President

Independent American Party, John Wagner, Chairman

Nevada Families Association, Lynn Chapman

 

·  Various Statements Regarding Personhood Initiatives

Statement of the Colorado Catholic Bishops on the 2008 Colorado Personhood Amendment

Statement from the FL Bishops Florida Personhood Amendment

Reflections on Georgia House Resolution 536. (Georgia Bishops)

Statement of Mississippi Bishop Joseph Latino 2009 and 2011 on Initiative 26

Statement of Catholic Bishops of Montana Regarding Proposed Constitutional Amendment of CI-100, 2008.

Put Personhood Amendments Aside, Focus on Ending Abortion, Steven Ertelt, Editor, Life News

Personhood Amendment in Mississippi Likely Won’t Ban Abortion, Steven Ertelt, Editor, Life News

Mississippi Personhood Amendment Defeated at the Polls, Michael New, PhD.

The Blackmun Myth Pro-lifers should be realistic about their short-term goals. Clarke Forsythe, American's United for Life.

 

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