NC statewide runoff candidates support personhood

Five of eight North Carolina statewide runoff candidates support personhood amendment

By Harlan Brown
June 30, 2012

RALEIGH   Five of eight North Carolina statewide candidates in the July 17 runoff election have taken a stand in support of a personhood amendment to the North Carolina Constitution. The question that each answered yes to reads as follows:

Do you support a personhood amendment to the NC constitution like the Colorado 2012 Right To Life Amendment (http://www.coloradorighttolife.org/2012-wording) protecting each human being whether he or she is inside or outside the womb?

Personhood candidates

Each of the four statewide Republican races for which a second primary election is being held has at least one candidate supporting a personhood amendment. The five candidates supporting personhood are as follows:

  • Dan Forest for NC Lieutenant Governor
  • Mike Causey for NC Commissioner of Insurance
  • Ed Goodwin for NC Secretary of State
  • John Tedesco for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Richard Alexander for NC Superintendent of Public Instruction

For a comparison of all statewide candidates in the runoff, see http://cybergroundrr.yolasite.com/news_2012-nc-primary-cand2.php.

Causey has taken the American Right to Life (ARTL) 2012 Pro-life Candidate Survey and is endorsed by ARTL.

The Personhood Movement

In recent years the pro-life movement has placed increased emphasis on the personhood of all human beings. Personhood was a crucial issue in Roe v. Wade. Justice Harry Blackmun wrote, “If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” The Republican Party Platform's abortion plank is a personhood plank, but many Republican politicians do not support that plank.

For more information about personhood, see the following websites:

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