Following the Supreme Court’s decision that overturned Roe v. Wade, pro-life groups are focused on creating laws that grant fetuses the same legal rights and protections as any person.
“So-called fetal personhood laws would make abortion murder, ruling out all or most of the exceptions for abortion allowed in states that already ban it,” The New York Times reported Sunday.
Pro-life groups hope that going that route will establish a federal ban on abortion through legislation or another Supreme Court decision.
“Personhood has always been the ultimate ambition of the anti-abortion movement,” University of California, Davis professor Mary Ziegler, historian of abortion, told the Times.
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