Pillars of Personhood

Personhood is the human rights issue of the twenty-first century.

Personhood will restore respect and effective legal protection for all innocent human beings, including the pre-born. It also encompasses euthanasia, assisted-suicide, infanticide and the threat of emerging issues, such as cloning, embryo experimentation.

"The pro-life movement must mature beyond the singular goal of 'saving babies' and engage our current culture of death," says Georgia Right to Life President Ricardo Davis. 

It is the principle that all human life has God-given, constitutionally recognized value. The idea is simple yet bold. Ultimately, it may provide a direct challenge to the central holding of Roe v Wade, the landmark decision that made abortion legal in the United States.

When does life begin? In our time of advanced science and technology, it is clear that life begins at earliest biological beginnings.The better question today may not be when does human life begin, but rather what is the value of human life?

Legalized abortion has been a part of the American cultural scene since 1973.

Justice Potter Stewart stated in the Roe v Wade decision, "(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the pre-born] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the Fourteenth Amendment."

If a pre-born child is a person, then their right to life trumps their mother’s right to choose their death.   

Georgia Right to Life is prepared to bring The Pillars of Personhood project to your community, school, or church group. The two part, scripturally-based program equips people to engage others in meaningful, thoughtful dialog on sanctity of life issues. Part one is a 6-hour classroom training, and part two (if possible) is an outreach to a local college campus giving attendees of part one an opportunity to put into practice what they have learned.  The objective is to prayerfully move others to better understand life issues, so they positively impact the lives of those around them.

For information on upcoming Pillars of Personhood events, please call (770) 339-6880.

Contact: Zemmie Fleck at zemmie@grtl.org or (770) 339-6880.