Archives for November 5, 2011

Can the Personhood of the Embryo Be Rejected Based on Supposed Bad Consequences of Believing In It?

Karen, in the combox in a previous post, raises this concern: Persons get to sue. ┬áIf this law passes [i.e., the Mississippi personhood amendment], miscarried embryos can sue their mothers for negligence that resulted in the miscarriage. Examples of things that cause early miscarriage are bicycling, horseback riding, breastfeeding, drinking coffee, tea, and alcohol. ┬áInsurance companies face astounding potential liability for covering restaurants or holiday camps that allow women of childbearing … [Read more...]

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