Personhood has expanded into three new states, including Iowa, Virginia and Kansas.
On Jan. 13, Virginia introduced HB 112, a bill to guarantee the constitutional rights of pre-born children.
Shortly after, Iowa introduced HJR 2003, proposing a joint resolution for an amendment including a right to life for all men and women, irrespective of age. The same day, Kansas submitted a personhood amendment to the state’s Office of Revisor of Statutes.
“A two-thirds majority of both legislative houses is needed to pass the amendment, and that can be a rather challenging endeavor; so it is of the utmost importance that Kansans voice their desire to see this measure passed,” explained Keith Ashley, Personhood Kansas petition organizer.
Although attempting personhood through several different avenues, all three call for the recognition of rights for pre-born babies from the moment of their biological beginning.
“Personhood is a revolution of the pro-life movement,” stated Keith Mason, co-founder of Personhood USA. “It challenges what’s been done in the past, stimulates the movement’s present and eradicates the need for pro-life efforts in the future. Personhood is the best hope to end abortion in America.”