Many of us received a box holder bulletin in the mail a few weeks ago, urging us to NOT sign any petition to put Initiative 108 (CI-108) on the Montana ballot for the 2012 election. CI-108 is a constitutional amendment that would define “personhood” as beginning at fertilization and is pro-life in nature.
Last week, we received a phone call from a volunteer who had the same warning – CI-108 is the “government going too far.” I had to agree with the caller - the government IS going too far. Since the 1960s, more than 5.5 billion taxpayer dollars have been given by the government to Planned Parenthood, one of the largest abortion providers in America.
Since the Roe vs. Wade decision in 1973, there have been more than 56 million unborn babies killed – legally. This number is equal to the total current population of California, Arizona, Colorado and Oregon combined.
They were not protected or given the right to “life, liberty and property” because they are not identified as a “person.” THAT is the government going too far.
African Americans fought for the right to be identified as a “person.” Unborn Americans of every color still do not have this status of “personhood” because they cannot speak or fight for themselves.
CI-108 would address the “human personhood” of the most vulnerable in our society – the unborn American. DO sign the petition to put CI-108 on the ballot and let the American people – not the government – decide.