The “personhood” amendment is nothing new. Colorado voters have twice defeated prior initiatives to extend rights to unborn fetuses. What is new is the approach...This version, though, would allow prosecutors to bring charges against someone who commits a crime against a fetus.
The Wisconsin amendment has become a litmus test for antiabortion activists in the state, much like the growing rift nationwide between the nascent personhood movement and more established pro-life groups. (TIME)