Is “Personhood” The Future of the Anti-Choice Movement?

Last week we noticed the American Life League’s Katy Walker declaring that “the idea of personhood … is really the only option left” to the anti-choice movement and declaring that she was emboldened to press forward with their agenda because the “personhood” amendment on the ballot in Colorado only managed to lose by a 3 to 1 margin there.

As we noted then, considering that the amendment was trounced throughout the state and even lost badly in Focus on the Family’s stronghold in Colorado Springs, then it didn’t seem like there was a particularly strong chance that it would do well elsewhere.

But it looks like “personhood” is going to be a central part of ALL’s mission going forward, starting with their upcoming conference:

American Life League will feature two of the most innovative new voices in the pro-life movement at their Training and Activism Week and Personhood Conference Jan. 21-23.

The Personhood Conference on Jan. 23 will also feature ALL president Judie Brown, Ambassador Alan Keyes, David Bereit of 40 Days for Life, and Kristi Burton, architect of the Colorado Personhood Initiative.

“The pro-life movement has always had personhood for the preborn as our ultimate objective and the recent elections have made that an even more urgent objective,” Hahnenberg said, “and we’re excited to be able to start the year with a conference that will focus on just that.”