The silly season for conservatives continues with the push for ‘personhood’.
That may be how the mentally dis-located spend their time in Oklahoma but it will not be the way the Supreme Court will spend their time. And for good reason.
Of all the nutty ideas to emerge in this nation, ‘personhood’ ranks up their with ‘huffing’.
There is a continual drift to the right for some that has so removed them from normal society that they have nowhere else to go but right over the side of the cliff.
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a lawsuit over an Oklahoma “personhood” amendment that sought to grant state constitutional protections to human embryos starting at conception, but pro-life advocates say the issue is far from over.
“We have 40,000 volunteers in Oklahoma who are ready to try again,” said Jennifer Mason, communications director of Personhood USA.
Opponents, however, said the high court’s decision not to consider Personhood Oklahoma v. Barber was just the latest dismissal of measures seeking to give rights and protections to embryos and fetuses.
“Today’s rejection by the highest court in the nation is yet another resounding message to the opponents of reproductive freedom that such extremist assaults on our fundamental rights will not stand,” said Nancy Northup, president and chief executive of the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR), which was one of several groups that successfully blocked a petition drive for the personhood amendment in court earlier this year.
In April, the Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the proposed personhood amendment was “clearly unconstitutional” under both state and U.S. constitutions.