The Wilmington City Council, the governing council for Delaware’s largest city, passed a resolution calling on the Delaware state government, other states and the federal government to pass laws granting “personhood” status to sperm and eggs.
The resolution was authored by councilwoman Loretta Walsh as way to join in the debate on contraception.
The resolution says,
“[E]ach ‘egg person’ and each ‘sperm person’ should be deemed equal in the eyes of the government and be subject to the same laws and regulations as any other dependent minor and be protected against abuse, neglect or abandonment by the parent or guardian. [L]aws should be enacted by all legislative bodies in the United States to promote equal representation, and should potentially include laws in defense of ‘personhood,’ forbidding every man from destroying his semen.”
This isn’t the first time someone introduced a ridiculous resolution like this.. Sen. Constance Johnson, a Democratic state senator from Oklahoma, introduced and later withdrew an amendment to a “personhood” bill that would have given zygotes the same rights as adults.
Her amendment had read.
“However, any action in which a man ejaculates or otherwise deposits semen anywhere but in a woman’s vagina shall be interpreted and construed as an action against an unborn child,”
As the election season heats up across America it is reasonable to suspect that more silly resolutions like these are going to come to votes across the country to keep abortion on the front pages.
Do you agree with these ridiculous personhood amendments?