SB 406, which defines person for the purposes of application of inalienable rights,states, “All persons are born free and have certain inalienable rights…person means a human being at all stages of human development of life, including the state of fertilization or conception, regardless of age, health, level of functioning, or condition of dependency.”
This was recently passed by the Montana Senate, which is now in a race with North Dakota to pass the first “personhood” law, may God bless them both mightily.
Hat tip to Jon-Paul at The Thinker, who makes the excellent point that “viability” must be determined by the competence of our medical science, which is a pretty nebulous criteria to determine when life begins. If the doctors this year can keep a baby alive at 24 weeks, and next year at 22 weeks, has the beginning of life changed simply because we’ve learned more?
As a bonus of this language, I do believe it might also keep them from bumping off us old folks when we can’t contribute anymore.