President Ronald Reagan
"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."
Dr. Alveda C. King
“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...or a baby viewed in a 3D ultrasound, from conception until natural death, a person is a human being, entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. This right to personhood is a civil right.”
"Personhood...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, [personhood proponents] have, by their faith-based example, demonstrated a model of pro-life victory in the 21st century. I commend them for their faithfulness."
Conservative Review and Washington Times columnist; Blaze TV contributor; and co-founder of Personhood Iowa
Mathew Staver, Esq. (The Liberty Counsel)
"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 Personhood Alliance is a call to turn the page and restore a culture of life."
Sen. Rick Santorum
"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."
Sen. Ted Cruz
Signer of the 2015 Presidential Personhood Pledge
John Henry Westen (LifeSiteNews.com)
"Ever wonder why there can be no compromise or exception possible for the right to life for preborn children? 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."
Morton Blackwell (Leadership Training Institute)
“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 pro-life movement can no longer focus solely on abortion, but must expand to include the new challenges brought on by the emerging technology of the 21st 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.”
We are grateful to the following individuals who have consistently promoted and defended personhood legislation:
- Richard Thompson, Robert Muise, and Brian Rooney, Thomas More Law Center
- Mathew D. Staver, Liberty Counsel
- David Gibbs III, attorney for Terri Schiavo, Christian Law Association
- Dana Cody, Life Legal Defense Foundation
- Jonathan Scruggs, Alliance Defending Freedom
- Professor Charles Rice, Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame (R.I.P.)
- Barbara Weller, Gibbs Law Firm
- Rita Dunaway, The Rutherford Institute
- John Eidsmoe, Oak Brook College of Law and Government Policy
- Walter Weber, American Center for Law and Justice
- James M. Odom, counsel for Personhood Missouri
- Dr. Charles Lugosi, Lugosi Law Firm PLC
- Mike Huckabee
- Alan Keyes
- Rick Santorum
- Ted Cruz
- Samuel Rodriguez, president, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
- Rev. Walter B. Hoye II, president, Issues4Life Foundation and Frederick Douglass Foundation (California chapter)
- Pastor Stephen Broden, co-founder, National Black Pro-Life Coalition and president, Protect Life and Marriage (Texas)