Rather than give fertilized eggs full legal protection, our state leaders need to pass laws that actually improve the health, lives, and economic security of Wisconsin women and girls!
Republican Senator Andre Jacque of DePere has recently introduced so called “Personhood” legislation which seeks to classify fertilized eggs, zygotes, embryos, and fetuses as “persons" under the Wisconsin Constitution.
These “Personhood” laws directly aim to criminalize abortion with no exception, but also ban many forms of contraception, in vitro fertilization, and health care for pregnant people. “Personhood” laws also increase an already dangerous trend of criminalizing pregnancy, by mandating that women who terminate a pregnancy be arrested, prosecuted, and even imprisoned because of the supposed injury done to a separate “person”—namely, the fetus.
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