The “personhood” movement began with Justice Harry Blackman’s opinion for the majority in Roe v. Wade in 1973: “The appellee and certain amici [pro-lifers] argue that the fetus is a ‘person’ within the language and meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment. In support of this, they outline at length and in detail the well-known facts of fetal development. If this suggestion of personhood is established, [then] the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would be guaranteed specifically by [that] Amendment.”
Britian’s Daily Mail reports that a 17-week-old fetus was captured smiling in a sonogram scan. According to the publication, “The scan ... implies that a baby can experience feelings such as happiness and pain much earlier in its development than previously thought.”
For 20 years the Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson has been charging America's socialist black leaders — as represented by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, the Congressional Black Caucus and the NAACP — with misleading black Americans into the new slavery of the federal government's welfare plantation.
That different people have different understandings of the nature of God is far from news, but two sociology professors at Baylor University believe they have found a newsworthy angle on this old story and have made it the basis of a book, America’s Four Gods.