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Ohio's AG DeWine Rejects 'Personhood Amendment' Petition

Tuesday, 25 Oct 2011 05:08 AM

By Sandy Fitzgerald

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Monday rejected language in a petition drive for the state’s “Personhood Amendment,” which would define life as beginning at conception, essentially outlawing abortions.
 
DeWine, a Republican who is against abortion rights, told the Columbus Dispatch his decision has no bearing on his opinion about the amendment. But the one-time senator said the petitions’ summary is not a “fair and truthful” statement of the abortion issue.
 
The amendment is being sought by Personhood USA, a faith-based, pro-life group that wants states to outlaw abortions by passing constitutional amendments defining a human being’s life begins at conception. If the amendments pass, abortion would be considered murder, because the procedure would end a legally defined person’s life.
 
DeWine said the group’s summary lists three items the measure will not affect: contraception, unfertilized human eggs, and reproductive procedures “respecting the right to life of newly created human beings. However, DeWine said, the three items are not in the proposed amendment itself.
 
If the petitioners fix the language, amendment supporters must gather more than 385,000 registered Ohio voters’ signatures in the next nine months to get the proposal on the November 2012 ballot.

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