Amendment 62 is a Colorado Constitutional proposition on the November ballot. It would grant embryos ‘personhood’ status.
The geniuses behind the ‘fertilized eggs = citizens’ movement have decided to sell their amendment as a struggle akin to Blacks fighting for their long-denied civil rights. Accordingly, their attempts at outreach come off as callow, insulting propaganda:
[Keith] Mason continued: “I think it’s important to note with the term fertilized egg, that’s the same thing as using the N-word for an African American. Because it’s a dehumanizing term and it’s not based in science. The term would be a zygote, or an embryo, speaking of a unique individual.”
Ugh. Yeah, I bet Mason really cares about science, it’s probably equally sacred to him. Zygote: “A cell in diploid state following fertilization or union of haploid male sex cell (e.g. sperm) and haploid female sex cell (e.g. ovum).” So, a person is a zygote is an F-bomb. Super.
Hey, along with the people who were once called the n-word, you know who else totally gets the ‘a cell is the same as a person’ movement? Slaves:
That totally makes sense. American embryos are sick and tired of picking your cotton, caring for your babies and being raped by the plantation egg-master in the middle of the night. Ugh.
When organizations opposed to reproductive rights promote a “documentary” that makes the charge that the most dangerous place for a Black baby is in a Black woman’s womb, they are attacking Black women’s capacity to parent and make health care decisions. Under the guise of protecting life, these groups are making a full frontal attack that promotes the dangerous lie that Black women are unfit, uncaring and selfish.
When anti-choice groups mount “Freedom Rides” to promote their anti-choice message, they are attempting to rewrite one of the most important moments in Civil Rights history . .
Amen. Read Pamela Merritt’s take on this crap here. For a little fun juggling the birth rate numbers after the passage of a bill like this, here’s something I posted after North Dakota’s House of Representatives tried the same thing.
No need to go on about these people. When African American history isn’t anything to learn from, to honor or venerate, when it’s just a weapons cabinet for someone’s personal use, you know who you’re dealing with.