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The Oklahoma Supreme Court have stricken down the state's new "personhood" ballot initiative that was supposed to be voted on in November as unconstitutional.

In fact, the Oklahoma State Constitution says: "It is not acceptable to propose amendments that are ‘repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.’"

The Oklahoma justices were unanimous in their opinion.

This bodes very ill for all other "personhood" ballot initiatives and laws once they are challenged in court--and they will be. Even if they manage to pass on the state level (and judges really hate to be overturned on appeal), their chances of succeeding on the federal level, where it's all about the Constitution, are very bad.

Back to doin mah Snoopy Dance!

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vengence_on_ice
May. 2nd, 2012 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Another view: you can't force organ/tissue donation
Yes THIS.

Personally, I don't want to have children because I'm uncomfortable with the notion that for nine some months I'd be supporting what is basically a parasitic growth with my body's space and resources. Plus the feeling of being been clung to as by a leech when breast feeding after giving birth. I can't imagine anything more uncomfortable.

Wanting to bear children is a fine choice for some, but children are not more intrinsically valuable than any other living human of any age. Plus, I'm not certain that a fertilized egg has a soul when it doesn't so much as have it's own heartbeat.

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