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Join Pro-Life Wisconsin as we travel to the 2016 March for Life of Chicago. It is shaping up to be the largest pro-life event in Illinois, with approximately 10,000 people anticipated! 

Join Pro-Life Wisconsinites and over 700,000 other pro-lifers as we mark the tragic anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

The annual March for Life will be held Friday, January 22, in Washington D.C. Pro-Life Wisconsin's buses will be leaving on Wednesday, January 20, and returning Sunday, January 24.

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FetusPersonhood: The Pro-Life Movement's Ultimate Goal

The bedrock principle of the pro-life movement - that all preborn babies are "persons" and all innocent people share the inalienable right to life - is the benchmark against which pro-lifers must evaluate any strategy to protect preborn children.

What is Personhood?

What 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; and we use the legal term "personhood" to describe this condition.  Once a human being is declared a person, that individual is guaranteed certain legal rights.

To better understand personhood, we begin by asking the fundamental question of when human life begins.  Embryological science has made crystal clear that, in sexual reproduction, human life begins at fertilization: the union of an egg and sperm resulting in a unique, genetically distinct human being.  The answer to the question of when human life begins is a biological one. 

The follow-up question is:  "Is this tiny embryonic human being a ‘person' who is guaranteed the right to life?"  In other words, should human beings be protected in law as persons; as citizens upon whom full constitutional protections (due process, equal protection, etc.) should confer?  The answer to the question of personhood is a political/legal one.  Once a human being is declared to be a legal person, there simply can be no exceptions to his or her inalienable right to life; just as there are no exceptions to our right to life.

Visit our personhood website by clicking here.

What is Total Protection

Achieving total protection means achieving the enactment of laws prohibiting the killing of preborn children - at any stage of development and in any circumstance.  Achieving total protection means that the lives of preborn children are equally protected under the law without discrimination.

Fighting for total protection is not easy.  It requires defending the right to life of those preborn children who are conceived in rape or incest, or of those whom some say pose a threat to the life of their mother.  It requires defending preborn children whether they are moments old embryos or nearly full term; whether they were conceived in a Petri dish for in vitro fertilization or embryonic stem cell research, or in a mother's body, before implantation in the womb.  It means defending preborn children regardless of ability or disability.

Ending abortion - all abortion - is the goal of the pro-life movement.  Reaching that goal has been difficult, particularly in the legislative realm.  Politics is the "art of compromise" as they say.  But while there are many ways in which pro-lifers can further a pro-life agenda in our nation's and states' capitols incrementally, we can never compromise the life of one single baby by explicitly sanctioning his or her destruction.  To do so would be to undermine the very foundation of the pro-life movement.

There are no shortcuts here:  human life begins at fertilization.  All human beings are endowed with an inalienable right to life.  Total protection will only come when pro-lifer's act consistently with this message.  This is what being 100% pro-life is all about.