Personhood Florida is already making strides in its planned “big push” for its “fetal personhood” movement in January 2011. The group’s leader, Pastor Bryan Longworth, previously said that his group would use the new year to work hard to gain signatures and drum up publicity for a proposed amendment that would ban abortion and some forms of birth control.
Earlier today, Longworth blogged about a planned “March for Life” in Fort Pierce, which will coincide with the larger March for Life in Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of the landmark abortion-rights case Roe v. Wade.
The entry describes the march as a “peaceful” one that will take place less than a mile from an area abortion clinic:
ARE YOU PRO-LIFE?
* Do you wish that you could go to the March For Life In Washington D.C. but you just can’t get away?
* Do you have a loved one who has been hurt by abortion?
*Did you know that the Treasure Coast has an abortion clinic that kills 3 times as many children each year as there is in the school across the street?
Personhood’s anti-abortion initiative has been attacked by many pro-choice organizations, such as Planned Parenthood. In an interview, Planned Parenthood Florida’s executive director said the proposed amendment was “bad public policy, spearheaded by radical anti-choice extremists.”
Some of Personhood’s initial supporters have even distanced themselves from the proposed amendment, which is regarded by many as being too extreme even for the Florida legislature.