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Georgia Considers Fertilized Egg As Person Measure While Personhood Mississippi Makes A PAC

Robin Marty

Looks like the so-called "personhood" campaign is spreading even further.

The more people show they aren’t interested in the radical agenda of the “Personhood” movement, the more it just seems to egg (ha!) them on.  In the wake of a crushing defeat in Mississippi, the fertilized egg as person backers are taking a new approach, creating a political action group to “help elect anti-abortion candidates and to educate voters.”

The state of Georgia is also looking to hop on the bandwagon.  Two state lawmakers want to introduce a bill in the legislatures to define life as beginning at the moment of fertilization, yet plan to “re-introducing the bill with modified language omitting references to fertilization and cloning.”

I’m not entirely sure how one can propose a bill declaring life begins at fertilization while omitting references to fertilization, but I’m sure it’s not the wackiest thing the movement has tried to accomplish.

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