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Friday, January 08, 2010

Judge throws out Nevada 'personhood' initiative

CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A state judge in Carson City threw out a proposed ballot initiative Friday that sought to define a person as "everyone possessing a human genome," saying the language was too vague and violated state law that limits questions to one subject.

The Nevada Personhood initiative proposed to amend the state Constitution by defining a person and extending due process rights from the beginning of biological development through end of life. The petition does not specifically mention abortion, but says its intent is to codify "the inalienable right to life for everyone, young or old, healthy or ill, conscious or unconscious, born or unborn."

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Anonymous said...

Does that mean corporations will no longer be considered people?

Anonymous said...

No, it means that people won't be considered people.

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