Pledge to Oppose the “Personhood” Amendment
to oppose the “Personhood” Amendment.
I BELIEVE it is wrong for politicians and the government to intrude into people’s personal lives.
I BELIEVE it is wrong to ban abortion in cases of rape and incest. It is wrong to punish women who become impregnated by their attackers.
I BELIEVE in respecting women. Important personal and private decisions about birth control, fertility treatments, and whether or not to end a pregnancy threatening a woman’s health should be made by women with their families, doctors, and faith leaders—not the government or politicians.
I OPPOSE criminalizing medical care. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals need to be able to put their patients first—ahead of politicians, lawyers, and the courts.
I OPPOSE codifying the beliefs of one particular religious tradition as the law of the land, in direct opposition to the American values of freedom of religion and the separation of government and religion.
I OPPOSE the sweeping legal consequences of the “Personhood” amendment.
I OPPOSE the "Personhood" Amendment because