Ohio has never met an abortion restriction that they haven’t immediately fell in love with, so it should be little shock to anyone that they are now considering a personhood amendment, too. After all, a potential ban on abortion after 6 weeks isn’t nearly as effective as declaring a fertilized egg a person and banning birth control and fertility treatments, too.
Even better, Personhood Ohio is considering the Tea Party their inspiration and support.
Via the Houston Chronicle:
Dr. Patrick Johnston, a Zanesville pediatrician, is spearheading the effort for Personhood Ohio. He said the group started collecting signatures a week ago and hopes to submit the first 1,000 next week.
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“I think the whole tea party movement has reinvigorated the movement to get something done at the state level instead of waiting on the federal government,” said Johnston, who has spoken at five tea party rallies in Ohio. “Tea party resolution is strong in Ohio, and that has invigorated pro-lifers.”
I remember when the Tea Party was all about limited government.