:ALL congratulates 'Show Me State' on launch of personhood campaign in Missouri
Washington, DC (25 September 2009) - Missouri is the latest state seeking to extend civil rights to all Missourians from the beginning of their biological development.
The 2010 ballot initiative campaign to recognize human personhood joins campaigns in Florida, Montana and Colorado. California is slated to introduce their California Human Rights Amendment on September 28.
American Life League President Judie Brown congratulated PersonhoodMO leaders Gregory Thompson and Mark Kiser on launching the drive to place the vital question of personhood before the people of Missouri.
"There is no doubt that every preborn human being is a person from the beginning of his or her biological development," Brown said, "and yet this fact is not specifically stated in the law nor is it recognized in the culture. Our hope is that the courageous efforts of the Personhood Missouri team will succeed in educating the citizens of the SHOW ME STATE so that they in turn can provide complete protection for every human being under the law and in the culture of the great state of Missouri.”"
The proposed Missouri Personhood Amendment reads:
Section 35. Person defined. As used in sections 2, 10, and 14 of Article I of the state constitution, the term "person" shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.