In a twist, Wisconsin Right to Life, the largest anti-abortion group in the state, has come out forcefully against the personhood amendment strategy, calling it “just plain wrong for Wisconsin.”
In astatement on its website, the organization says Wisconsin is “already in the best position possible to protect unborn children” because the state has a law on the books — currently superseded by Roe v. Wade — that prohibits abortion. The organization believes passage of the personhood amendment would invalidate that law. (Others, including Pro-Life Wisconsin, disagree.)
Wisconsin Right to Life also contends it would cost millions of dollars to win a ballot measure, and that, even if the effort were successful, the personhood amendment would be challenged in court and struck down.
Well, and also again forever too, it plays badly on the news to storm reproductive health clinics to liberate the frozen embryos in the lab and send the cops to bust down the doors of women who’ve just miscarried. But whatever gets them there, really. The practicality argument is one I’ve had with several acquaintances who are opponents of abortion rights, because I feel like it’s the most persuasive for the non-movement people, those who aren’t actively organizing against sluts having sex. HOW, exactly, would this work?