Supreme Court won’t review ‘personhood’ ballot measure
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an attempt by anti-abortion activists to place what they call a “personhood amendment” on the Oklahoma ballot to define an embryo as a human being from the moment of conception.
The anti-abortion group Personhood Oklahoma had appealed to the Supreme Court, challenging the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s decision in April to strike down the ballot initiative.
The ballot question would have asked Oklahoma voters to amend the state constitution to expand the definition of a human being to include a fertilized egg. The state’s highest court said the proposed constitutional amendment was “clearly unconstitutional” because the U.S. Supreme Court already had decided the issue.