:On Michigan Personhood: House Joint Resolution II
Washington, DC (18 October 2009) – Judie Brown, president of American Life League, issued the following statement on the introduction of Michigan House Joint Resolution II to define all human beings in Michigan as "persons" under the law.
"American Life League is pleased to congratulate the Michigan legislators who have set forth in House Joint Resolution II a defense of human personhood from the beginning of a human individual's biological development. It is long past due for the citizens of Michigan, and indeed the nation, to recognize that each human being has value, dignity, human rights and a civil right to be protected by law from the moment his or her life begins.
As House Joint Resolution II states:
Sec. 28. (1) Every human person has a right to life, which is the paramount and most fundamental right guaranteed under the constitution and laws of this state.
(2) With respect to the fundamental and inalienable right to life, the word "person" applies to all human beings, irrespective of age, race, gender, health, function, condition of dependency, including physical or mental dependency, or method of reproduction, from the beginning of their biological development, including fertilization
American Life League extends its gratitude to Michigan state Rep. Jim Slezak and the other 22 sponsors in the Michigan legislature. We look forward to passage and approval of this historic statement of recognition for each human being in the state of Michigan. The current Personhood Resolution is not only in agreement with the attitudes of our nation's founding fathers, but affirms the principles contained in natural law and fundamental to justice for all. Every person's human rights, equal rights and civil rights should be recognized in law and celebrated in our culture. House Resolution II confirms this and for that Michiganders are grateful as are all of us at American Life League."