A growing number of states have introduced bills or ballot measures declaring the unborn child to be a person. In some places, there is strong support for these measures both in the legislature and among the people. Declaring personhood for the unborn is, of course, an ultimate goal for the pro-life movement. After all, the unborn are in fact persons, and that fact must be recognized. The Roe v. Wade decision recognized that if the unborn are persons, the case for legal abortion collapses.
Many will think that the political climate does not make passage of these measures realistic. They are entitled to their opinion and can make their case. But at the same time, nobody should try to stop a movement of conscience to protect the most basic right that we all have.