Act Now! Protect preborn children in the
Since Pro-Life Wisconsin was founded in 1992, we have steadily worked toward our ambitious goal of total legal protection for every preborn child in our state. With other states like Maryland, North Dakota, Montana, South Carolina, and Alabama initiating personhood bills that would provide sweeping protections for preborn children from the moment of fertilization, the time has come for the pro-life movement in Wisconsin to do the same. To that end, PLW has gathered over 10,000 signatures in a statewide petition drive building public support for a constitutional amendment to protect our preborn brothers and sisters.
What is Personhood?
It is the foremost duty of the state to protect its citizenry, especially those most vulnerable. But what exactly is personhood and why is it so foundational to the pro-life movement? Put simply, a “person” is a human being who is fully protected under the law (equal protection, due process, etc.) and we use the term “personhood” to describe this condition. Once a human being is declared to be a person, there simply can be no exception to his or her inalienable right to life. Restoring legal personhood to the unborn child, with respect to the right to life and without exception, would oblige the state to ban all abortions, including even those claimed to save the life of the mother. We know that Wisconsinites, born and preborn, deserve total and permanent legal protection of their right to life – a undamental right grounded in natural law.
Why is a Constitutional Amendment Necessary?
The current Wisconsin Constitution applies rights to only those people who are "born." An activist Wisconsin Supreme Court could someday use this provision to deny the right to life of the preborn by interpreting an independent right to abortion in our state constitution. In so doing, the court could nullify any present or future pro-life laws in our state.
The changing makeup of the Wisconsin Legislature could also jeopardize any pro-life laws in our state. Every two years our state election process determines the majority party in Madison. Legal protection of the preborn should not (and must not) be contingent upon which party controls the state legislature.
The right to life should not be subject to the whims of a politicized supreme court or an ever-changing legislature. Only by enshrining the right to life in our state constitution will preborn children be afforded full and lasting legal protection. It’s time to be bold. For every week we delay in protecting the preborn, 185 more children die in Wisconsin. It’s time to be principled. Making compromises, making exceptions, and caving to political pressures guarantees failure. Now is the time to achieve the goal of 100% protection for every defenseless baby. Now is the time to demand that the personhood of each preborn child be constitutionally protected in Wisconsin!
Download a petition here or fill out the online form below to show your support. We ask you to sign the petition and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to sign it as well. Feel free to photocopy the petition and gather as many signatures as you can.
Please mail the petition(s) to the Pro-Life Wisconsin state office at:
P.O. Box 221
Brookfield, WI 53008-0221
The Time to Act is Now!
Please do all you can to stand up for our preborn brothers and sisters .
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