(NN&V Staff) – A trio of Nevada pro-life leaders has issued a statement opposing the “Personhood” initiative filed a few weeks ago by other pro-life activists. The statement shows that at least some in the pro-life community recognize that the abortion issue is not just a moral issue in America, but a political one as well.
Here is the statement issued today by two longtime and highly regarded pro-life leaders in Nevada…
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. It is so vague and general that it may not even apply to abortion at all.
In addition, 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.
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.
Nevada Life, Don Nelson President
Nevada Eagle Forum, Janine Hansen President
Nevada Families, Lynn Chapman
Independent American Party, John Wagner
We invite other Pro Life organizations and individuals to join us in this effort. Please Contact: Don Nelson 775-530-0029 firstname.lastname@example.org or Janine Hansen 775-397-6859 email@example.com