Win or lose, Personhood USA and millions of pro-life Americans are prepared to dedicate our lives to this cause.
Arvada, CO (PRWEB) November 10, 2011
Personhood USA is pleased to announce the achievement of a major milestone for the pro-life group: one million total signatures collected in support of personhood. The signatures are a result of the grassroots, citizen-initiated petition drives and the online petitioning efforts of the organization.
“In just the last 24 hours thousands of people have pledged to work towards legal protections for every person from the beginning of our lives. In Mississippi’s effort to do just that, they have raised an awareness of the plight of the preborn that has been truly astounding,” said Keith Mason, President of Personhood USA.
Mississippi voted on Amendment 26 Tuesday night, a measure that would have defined the word “person,” as used in the state constitution, to include every human being. Over 340,000 Mississippians voted in favor of the measure according to results published on Wednesday.
“Win or lose, Personhood USA and millions of pro-life Americans are prepared to dedicate our lives to this cause,” explains Mason. “William Wilberforce spent most of his life advocating for the rights of human beings who were considered non-persons, and so should we. We will lose some battles, but the injustice of abortion cannot last in a society upholding our highest ideals.”
On the heels of the vote, Personhood USA has released a new video titled “A Day to Advance.” The transcript reads in part: “Personhood is the new Civil Rights Movement for the 21st Century. It is the fulfillment of our potential as people. It has reinvigorated the culture of life in our society.”
“People understand personhood for what it is—a shift in the pro-life movement to recognize the most basic of the human rights of preborn children,” Mason continues. “Personhood is front and center in the battle for their lives. This new paradigm is literally activating and mobilizing thousands of people who, up until now, have sat it out or previously believed that their annual vote would be enough.”