For nearly 40 years, we’ve argued back and forth in the pro-life movement about the best ways to outlaw abortion.
We shouldn’t be trying to outlaw abortion.
We should be demanding citizenship/personhood status for the unborn–and all it takes is one state to do this.
The debate about “outlawing abortion” still presumes the unborn are different from the rest of us. Yes, there is the argument that “Some call abortion ‘murder,’ but I say it’s worse than murder,” as the late Bishop Ernest L. Unterkoefler of Charleston put it. However, it strikes me how easy it really would be to end abortion in America and other affronts against nascent life.
Personhood just applies existing laws to unborn babies, period. One measure, that could be passed by one state (presuming it met Supreme Court approval), that would completely win the victory for the pro-life movement.