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Forsythe slideshow

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Published by: Matt J Korger on Feb 23, 2011
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"Personhood"
WhatGoa/s?WhichMeans?
ClarkeD.Forsythe,Esq.SeniorCounsel
"Withconsistency,beautifulandundeviating,humanlife,fromitscommencementtoitsclose,isprotectedbytheCommonlaw."
SupremeCourtJusticeJamesWilson(17905)
"LifeistheimmediategiftofGod,arightinherentbynatureineveryindividual;anditbeginsincontemplationoflawassoonasaninfantisabletostirinthemother'swomb."
WilliamBlackstone(1765)
What?
(goals)
 
Comprehensivelegalprotectionforhumanlifefromconceptiontonaturaldeath
Prudence:
themostimportantpoliticalvirtue
Practicalwisdom(i.e.,problemsolving)Seekingthegreatestgoodpossibleinthefaceofoverwhelmingobstacles4elementsofpoliticalprudence
-Goodgoals-Wisejudgmentas
to
what'spossibleunderthecircumstances-Connectingmeans
&
ends-Preservingthepossibilityoffutureimprovement
How?
Itisbothmoralandeffectiveforlawstotar,getaspecificevil,orpartofanevil,withoutthenecessitytocomprehensivelyaddresstheentireevil,duetoobstaclesbeyondcontrol.
 
Whatobstacles?Whatsolutions?
MythsthatNeedtobeDispelled
1.Somepro-lifers"reallywanttoregulateabortion"2.Apersonhoodamendment"meetsthecriteriasetbyBlackmuninRoev.Wade"3.Regulatorylegislationjust"permitsabortion"4.misuseof"pragmatism"5.misuseof"compromise"6.NostatehasconfrontedtheSupremeCourt7.TheCourthas"neverbeenperSC)nh()od"
Roev.Wadeisunique
PlanA:RepealItPlanB:takeitapartpiecebypiece
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,"1
UNITE
~~~FORLIF'
PersonhoodarguedtotheCourtatleast15timessince
1970
UnitedSt'ltes
v,
Vuitch
(1971)
Brynv.NewYorkHealth
&
Hosp
Corp.(1972)
Roev.Wade
(1973)
Doev.Bolton
(1973)
Doev.Israel
(1974)
Websterv.ffeproductiveHealthServices
(1989)
PlannedParlmthoodv.Casey
(1992)
J.M.v.V.C.
(1992)
J.M.
v.
V.C.
(1993)
Locev.NewJel$ey
(1994)
Krallv.NewJel$ey(1994)Alexanderv.Whitman
(1997)Marie
v.McGreevey(2003)Acuna~.TurkiSh(2007)Acunav.Turkish(2008)

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