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Personhood Advocates

Presidential Personhood Proclamation

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ronald Reagan, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare the unalienable personhood of every American, from the moment of conception until natural death."

President Ronald Reagan, Jan 15, 1988    

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Personhood Alliance Affiliate Organizations

Additional organizations represented on the Personhood Alliance governing board:

Pro-life Leadership Support

The following leaders in the pro-life movement have publicly supported personhood legislative measures and/or personhood from a philosophical standpoint.

  • Joni Eareckson Tada, founder, Joni and Friends International Disability Center
  • Donald Wildmon, founder and chairman emeritus, American Family Association and American Family Radio
  • Jill Stanek, pro-life activist and speaker; national campaign chair, Susan B. Anthony List
  • Alveda C. King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Rebecca Kiessling, president, Save the 1; co-founder, Hope After Rape Conception
  • Monica Kelsey and Pam Stenzel, founders, Living Exceptions
  • Patricia McEwan, director, Life Coalition International
  • Lila Rose, president, Live Action
  • Mark Crutcher, president, Life Dynamics
  • Jo Tolck, former director, Human Life Alliance
  • Abby Johnson, president, And Then There Were None
  • Walter B. Hoye, II, core founder, National Black Pro-Life Coalition; president, Issues4Life
  • Clenard Childress, BlackGenocide.org
  • Thomas J. Euteneuer, president, Human Life International
  • Rusty Lee Thomas,assistant director of Operation Save America; founder and director of Elijah Ministries; founder and director of the Kingdom Leadership Institute
  • Prima Mosely, leader, Jehovah Rophe Ministry for Post-Abortive Women
  • Dawn Eskew, founder, Personhood Education New York
  • Tim Echols, Georgia State Public Service Commissioner; founder and CEO, TeenPact
  • Nigel Cameron, dean of Charles Colson's Wilberforce Forum
  • American Right to Life  

International Endorsements

“This book [Personhood: The Tree of Life] will encourage you, and at the same time, challenge you to reconsider and readjust the priorities of your life. Though his personal testimony and also by thoroughly and logically stating the facts and nature of our struggle, Daniel Becker [Personhood Alliance Editor] encourages us to be like the men and women of courage who, throughout history, acted on a personal conviction of conscience without looking back to see who was following. Gideon's army was only 300 men, but they were following a higher vision for a better world—a vision that moved them to action. Likewise, we must act. Life, the greatest and primary gift to humankind, is under threat at its very core. To inspire us to engage in this battle, each author in this book "blows the shofar" and gives us a clear call to action: To uphold the sanctity of human life and therefore, remove the curse from our land.”

Tony Sperandeo, International Jewish  speaker and author; Chairman of Be'ad Chaim, the Israeli movement for the protection of the unborn child and its mother

"Personhood is the alarming end-time wake-up call to stop the evil destruction of God’s creation through the corruption of science. In this book, Personhood Alliance exposes this danger by urging the pro-life movement and society to step up to face far-reaching issues that have already brought dramatic consequences."

Bert P. Dorenbos, President, Schreeuw om Leven (Cry for Life) Holland

"There are two compelling reasons to rethink our pro-life strategy. The one reason is that the pro-life movement has to become more successful. The other reason is that society and technology are changing fast and posing new challenges to human life and dignity. I agree with Mr. Becker  [Personhood Alliance Editor] that we have to base our activities on this firm foundation: man created in the image of God."

Alex van Vuuren, Executive Committee member of One of Us, European Federation for Life and Human Dignity

" Our experience in Ireland has conclusively shown that abortion is never required to save the life of the mother, and that we can offer better, life-affirming answers than abortion to women who have become pregnant through rape or incest. Therefore, we encourage [Personhood Alliance] to stand strong for every mother and baby.  How could you compromise on Life? God bless you, your supporters, and your important work!"

Niamh Ui Bhriain, Life Institute, Ireland

National Endorsements

“Why is personhood such a pivotal issue? As this important book [Personhood: Tree of Life] demonstrates, whenever the principles of human dignity and sanctity of life are questioned, the rule of law is automatically thrown into very real jeopardy. No one, then, is absolutely secure, because absoluteness is removed from our legal vocabulary. When the right to life is abrogated for at least some citizens, all the liberties of all the citizens are at risk. Suddenly, arbitrariness, relati vism, and randomness have entered into the legal equation. This, then, is the pivotal issue of our age.”

George Grant, Ph.D., Author of Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood

"Ever wonder why there can be no compromise or exception possible for the right to life for preborn children? This new book edited by Daniel Becker comprehensively and persuasively answers that question and many more. Full protection for the life of children in the womb is the only legitimate goal of the pro-life movement and Personhood lays out a path steering clear of unethical concessions to the culture of death."

John-Henry Westin, Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief, LifeSiteNews.com

"Personhood: The Tree of Life seeks to influence public opinion and public policy toward these [pro-life] ends. By broadening our vision to include the many scriptural facets of the sanctity of life and human dignity, the authors have, by their faith-based example, demonstrated a model of pro-life victory in the 21st century. I commend them for their faithfulness."

Bishop David Kagan, DD, PA,  JCL, Bishop of the Diocese of North Dakota

"The issue of life is the defining moral issue of the age. It is the most important God-given right of them all. Sectors of our movement have devolved to an industry, or have chosen to play partisan political games with innocent life. God doesn't love a child any less because of how they were conceived, and neither should we. Let's get back to making the main thing the main thing. And the main thing is this -- all life is sacred. Always.

Pro-lifers know the infanticide holocaust is the moral crisis of the age. Finally, a book has come forward to show the movement how to end it once and for all."

Steve Deace, Conservative Review, Washington Times columnist

"Life is a gift from God that must be treasured and defended.  Whether you agree with everything in this book [Personhood: Tree of Life] or not, it will make you think and challenge you to defend human life."                     

Rick Santorum, former Republican Presidential Candidate, served in US Senate and US House of Representatives

“‘Personhood’ is at the very heart of the 21st Century Civil Rights Movement. My Uncle Martin once said that to deny a person is “ to say that he has no right to existence.” Whether it is Dred Scott, Sojourner Truth, 1968 Sanitation Workers, or a baby viewed in a 3D Ultrasound, from conception until natural birth, a person is a human being, entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.This right to personhood is a civil right. So, this book is an essential tool for these times.”

Dr. Alveda C. King, (Niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.), King for America, Priests for Life

"If the goal of the Fourteenth (14) Amendment was to give legal effect to the Civil Rights Bill of 1866, then the goal of Personhood is to give legal effect to a definition of Personhood that includes all human beings, regardless of how we were procreated, from the pre-born, to the senior citizen facing end of life decisions, to the disabled war veteran. 

Personhood in Black America is not simply a Pro-Life strategy or tactic that establishes legal rights for all human beings at all stages of our development. Personhood recognizes there is a much deeper desire within the hearts of the disenfranchised to be accepted, approved, acknowledged, and affirmed by the supreme and highest law of the land as a person. In my opinion, Personhood Alliance is what the Pro-Life movement looks like victorious!"

Rev. Walter B. Hoye, II, core founder, National Black Pro-Life Coalition; president, Issues4Life

“The field of bio-science brings a host of unforeseen public policy issues that adversely impact our “unalienable right to life. Legal Personhood is at the root of all dialogue and debate. The prolife movement can no longer focus solely on abortion, but must expand to include the new challenges brought on by the emerging technology of the twenty-first century.I commend the Personhood movement and its political successes as a consistent and promising approach to restoring respect and effective legal protection to all innocent human life from its earliest biological beginning until natural death.”

Morton Blackwell, Founder, Leadership Training Institute

"The National Personhood Alliance speaks not with compromise, cowardice and cunning but with conviction, clarity, and consistency, not only doing the Lord's work, but doing it the Lord's way."

Pastor R.C. Sproul, Jr., pro-life activist, author, and founder, Highlands Ministries

“This book [Personhood: A Pragmatic Guide to Pro-life Victory] has many of the missing pieces to a lot of pro-life literature.  I’m excited to see this compilation of work come from my friend Dan Becker and pray that this will help all of us to remember that the central issue in abortion is the image of God He places on a person in the womb.

 James K. Lansberry, Executive V.P. Samaritan Ministries, President, Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries, Founder and National Director of The Morning Center

 “ Our organization is excited to become a charter member of National Personhood Alliance and to continue to bring America back to life through restoring first principles of protecting and supporting all human life as envisioned by Nellie Gray, founder of the March for Life”.  Smith further noted that CRTL is confident that under the leadership of Dan Becker and with the support of GA RTL the prolife movement has moved into the 21st millennium with a winning strategy that will restore the family and finally end destructive practices that devalue and destroy human life."

Molly Smith, president, Cleveland Right to Life; board member, Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio

"History will one day look upon the movement to affirm the personhood of pre-born children in the same way we now look upon the abolition of slavery and the end of the Holocaust. Through the years Georgia Right to Life has been a reliable and principled voice for the pre-born. The formation of National Personhood Alliance is a call to turn the page and restore a culture of life."

Mathew D. Staver, vice president, Liberty University; dean and professor of law, Liberty University School of Law; director, Liberty Center for Law and Policy

 “ Personhood Alliance is a coalition of Christians that are willing to unsheathe the Sword of the Spirit, the Word of God, and wield it in the battle for the lives of preborn children.  It proclaims life without exception, without compromise, and without apology. Abortion will come to an end in America when the church of Jesus Christ makes up her mind it will come to an end - and not one second sooner.  We are winning this battle in the streets of our cities as we allow the theology of heaven to become biography…Personhood Alliance has our whole-hearted support and heartfelt thanks."

 Flip Benham, director, Operation Save America

 "We are honored to support Personhood Alliance in this effort to call us to be principled and base our efforts on the firm foundation of God's Word. It is time to refuse to compromise: No exceptions and no apologies because all humans are made in the image of God." 

 Patricia McEwen PhD, Director Life Coalition International


Legal Advocates

We are grateful to the following individuals who have consistently promoted and defended Personhood legislation:

Political Advocates

  • S. Rep. Paul Broun, Jr. MD, Georgia (district 10)
  • Tom Shaw, Iowa State House
  • Don Dwyer, Maryland State Representative
  • Wendy Warburton, Montana State Representative
  • Margaret Sitte, State Senator, North Dakota

Past presidential candidates:

  • Mike Huckabee
  • Alan Keyes
  • Rick Santorum
  • Newt Gingrich
  • Ted Cruz

Political party leadership:

  • U.S. Constitution Party
  • Georgia Republican Party
  • Adryana Boyne, GOP National Delegate 2008 Spokesperson - Hispanic Affairs
  • Edith Black, Democrats for Life of America

Pastors for Personhood

  • Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
  • Pastor Mark Driscoll (see video)
  • Pastor Bob Enyart
  • Pastor Gerald Harris
  • Pastor Jim Garlow
  • Pastor Chris Clark
  • Pastor Stephen Broden

Personhood Projects

State Legislative Initiatives for a Paramount Human Life Amendment
  • Colorado (2014 Brady Amendment)
  • Georgia Human Life Amendment (2007-ongoing)
  • Iowa (2013)
  • Maryland Personhood Amendment (2009)
  • Michigan (2010)
  • North Dakota (2014)
State Ballot Initiatives for a Paramount Human Life Amendment
  • California Human Life Amendment (2010)
  • Colorado Personhood Amendment (2008-2010)
  • Florida (2010)
  • Missouri (2010)
  • Missippippi (2010)
  • Montana (2010)
  • Nevada (2010)
 State Personhood Bills