In 1989, the Supreme Court ruled… that language alone cannot be used to justify the regulation of abortion. In other words, calling unborn human beings “persons” under the law does nothing to prevent the legal abortion of these “persons.” …
If Roe were overturned, it would not have the effect of making abortion illegal. It would only return the legislation concerning abortion to the states.
Even if induced abortion were ultimately made illegal, it still would not necessarily apply in cases which endanger the health of the mother. There is a huge difference between a life-saving operation for the mother which also results in the death of the unborn baby and one which only seeks to end the life of the baby.
~ Nicole Cooley, responding to the editor of Newsleader.com’s fearmongering predictions about Mississippi’s failed personhood amendment, November 20