Thursday, June 11, 2015
Personhood for Chimps?
Martin Fox, President
National Pro-Life Alliance
There’s a personhood battle coming up in court soon. But it’s not what you’re thinking.
You see, the courts continue to refuse to acknowledge the personhood of unborn babies, but as for chimpanzees? That’s apparently a different story.
The Non-human Rights Project recently filed a series of lawsuits on behalf of two chimpanzees known as Hercules and Leo asking for a writ of habeas corpus. Historically, such legal rights only applied to human beings. But for the first time ever, a Manhattan judge agreed to hear their case, and even called their arguments “extremely interesting.”
What apparently isn’t interesting to this judge or these champions of “equal rights” is the fact these chimps already have more protection under the law than our most vulnerable fellow human beings. In fact, there are entire government agencies designed to protect monkeys and other animals, yet Roe v. Wade prevents even the slightest legal protection for unborn babies.
We as Americans like to view ourselves as compassionate toward weaker creatures. But the media has things seriously skewed when it comes to protecting the lives of the unborn.
The fact is, abortion is just plain evil. That's where you and other members of the National Pro-Life Alliance come in. We are fighting a fight that really matters, and we will never stop fighting for what is right, until together, we pass a Life at Conception Act to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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