SCOTUS to Decide Acceptance of Personhood Case One Week Before Presidential Election

Oct 25, 2012, 12:38 ET from Personhood USA

WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Supreme Court is set to decide if it will hear the Personhood Oklahoma court case this Friday, and will announce its decision on Monday, October 29th, just one week before the Presidential election. 

If heard by the United States Supreme Court, Personhood would be in the courts of all of North America, with relevant cases in Canada and Mexico. Thomas Goldstein, a leading Washington lawyer and publisher of predicts that the upcoming Supreme Court term is "probably the biggest term in at least a decade."

On April 30, in a rare move against the people of Oklahoma, the State Supreme Court ruled against the ballot initiative before it went to a vote, denying the people's right to vote on the measure, which seeks to protect all human beings from conception. The Personhood case will protect the voter's right to the ballot initiative process.

"We firmly believe that Oklahoma voters, and voters nationwide, have the right to the ballot initiative process," stated Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D., legal analyst for Personhood USA.

"Last week Governor Romney told us that no prolife legislation 'would become part of his agenda' as president, after opposing the Republican party platform by supporting abortions in cases of rape. President Obama's extremist abortion position benefits only the pockets of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the US," continued Garcia Jones. "With these two candidates for President, we realize that it is up to the people to vote to abolish abortion, and it is their rights, along with the human rights of every innocent person in our country, for which we are fighting."

Personhood is the heart of the prolife movement, fighting for the abolition of abortion by recognizing the legal rights of all human beings. Currently, the United States has among the world's most liberal abortion laws, with abortion legal in all 50 states through all nine months of pregnancy.

SOURCE Personhood USA