In a world dominated by magical thinking, superstition and religion, give yourself the benefit of doubt. This is one skeptic's view of the Universe.

"Tell people there’s an invisible man in the sky who created the universe, and the vast majority believe you. Tell them the paint is wet, and they have to touch it to be sure."

-George Carlin

“If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed”.

-Albert Einstein

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

-Carl Sagan

The person who is certain, and who claims divine warrant for his certainty, belongs now to the infancy of our species. It may be a long farewell, but it has begun and, like all farewells, should not be protracted.

-Christopher Hitchens

 

Is a Fertilized Egg a Person?

What is the implication of a Personhood law?

  • All abortion would be illegal, including abortion in the case of rape and incest
  • Abortion to save the life of the mother would be outlawed since it is illegal to murder one person to save another
  • Using any form of birth control that is an abortifacient would be illegal
  • Our entire legal code would need to be rewritten to reflect that a fertilized egg is a person
  • A person causing a woman to miscarry would be charged with murder.
  • Parents would be able to claim the fertilized egg as a dependent on their income tax return
  • Fertilized eggs would be eligible for adoption
  • Stem cell research would be curtailed and possibly even banned

(Source: azspot)

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: a poster with the title, “Three times in modern history has the word “person” been redefined.” It then makes long references to 1857 with African American slavery, 1936 with the Nazi Holocaust, and 1973 with Roe vs. Wade. On the very bottom are pictures of an old “Negroes to be Sold” poster, a Swastika, and a sign reading “Keep Abortion Legal”. Made by Illinois Right to Life.]
Lololololol. Not quite, friend. Stop comparing abortion to these actual atrocities. It’s offensive to anyone with a conscience.
Edit: NOW it’s on the right blog. Sent it to the personal at first. I really need to stop doing that…


Pretty sure that fetuses were not RE-defined, simply defined. I’d love to know of a time before ‘73 when there were any laws defining fetuses as persons. 

#3 should say: 2010 In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court overrules Austin and a century of federal legislative precedent to proclaim broad electioneering rights for corporations. (Effectively granting them personhood) Click Here for more.

propaganda-for-life:

[Image: a poster with the title, “Three times in modern history has the word “person” been redefined.” It then makes long references to 1857 with African American slavery, 1936 with the Nazi Holocaust, and 1973 with Roe vs. Wade. On the very bottom are pictures of an old “Negroes to be Sold” poster, a Swastika, and a sign reading “Keep Abortion Legal”. Made by Illinois Right to Life.]

Lololololol. Not quite, friend. Stop comparing abortion to these actual atrocities. It’s offensive to anyone with a conscience.

Edit: NOW it’s on the right blog. Sent it to the personal at first. I really need to stop doing that…

Pretty sure that fetuses were not RE-defined, simply defined. I’d love to know of a time before ‘73 when there were any laws defining fetuses as persons.

#3 should say: 2010 In a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court overrules Austin and a century of federal legislative precedent to proclaim broad electioneering rights for corporations. (Effectively granting them personhood) Click Here for more.

New bills in Alabama would grant personhood at the 'moment of fertilization' | The American Independent

Alabama lawmakers last week introduced three heavily-sponsored bills that in concert would change how a person is defined in the state and potentially make abortion in all circumstances illegal.

Senate Bill 301, introduced by Sen.  Phil Williams (R-Cherokee, Etowah), is a proposal to amend the Alabama Code of 1975 to change the definition of the term “person” to mean : “any human being from the moment of fertilization or the functional equivalent thereof.”

Williams’ bill — read for the first time last Tuesday — has 18 co-sponsors and has been referred to the Senate committee on Health.

Rep. John Merrill (R-Tuscaloosa) filed an identical personhood bill in the House on Thursday, House Bill 405. But taking a step further from just amending the state’s legal code, Merrill also filed House Bill 409, which is a ballot proposal to amend the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, so that every time the word “person” is used in that document it would include “‘all humans from the moment of fertilization.” If HB 409 goes forward, Alabamans would have the opportunity to vote on this amendment either in special election at the end of the year or in 2012.

These bills, which have been referred to the House Health committee, both have 31 co-sponsors, which, according to the attorney Ben DuPré of the Foundation for Moral Law, is “astounding” and a good indication that the laws will pass. DuPré and the national organization Personhood USA helped draft the earlier versions of the legislation, though several anti-aboriton rights groups, such as Alabama Citizens for Life, have backed the bills.

“We must protect all Alabama children,” said Sen. Williams in a Personhood USA statement. “At the same time we have to send a message that Alabamians value the sanctity of life. Every heartbeat is as important as the next.”

(Source: thecurvature)