08 May 2009

How "fetal personhood" laws hurt all pregnant women

"Fetal personhood" laws hurt all pregnant women, not just women who want to terminate a pregnancy. This video, by NAPW, profiles several women, all "vehemently" against abortion, who found out the hard way that fetal personhood is an anti-woman, anti-family, anti-civil right way to reduce the number of abortions in this country:



Supporters of fetal personhood seek to ascribe the exact same number and quality of human rights to fetuses as to the women who carry them. This notion is incompatible with both a woman's right to equal protection in American justice and also, frankly, with basic biology. Fetal personhood bills should be vigorously opposed in every state legislature they show up in.

4 comments:

docgrumbles said...

Thank you for posting this.

Glomarization said...

docgrumbles -- You're welcome!

Laura® said...

Wow, this is pretty unbelievable stuff! You would think that medicine and scientific knowledge would trump religiously-generated state laws created by people who don't even have the ability to give birth, but I guess this just proves how important it is to keep Bible-thumpers out of our law-making bodies.

Anonymous said...

Too bad the video is filled with half-truths and lies. Check out this video debunking each story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myo0F1jpv4Q