Rights for embryos proposed, Chicago Tribune, 12/05/2007:
activists in half a dozen states are preparing ballot referendums that would grant “personhood” and constitutional rights to embryos from the moment of conception.Tuttavia
Anti-abortion activists face an uphill battle. Most Americans support the right of a woman to terminate her pregnancy in the first trimester, albeit with some restrictions. And many legal scholars believe granting constitutional rights to embryos would result in a host of unwanted legal consequences.