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posted on December 4, 2013

Dahlia Lithwick of Slate discusses the expansion of “personhood,” especially in relation to the anti-abortion movement and the upcoming Supreme Court cases involving the religious rights of corporations. She writes, “So pause for a moment with me to ponder what it means that some of the greatest civil rights battles of our era are being fought to extend personhood into the weeks prior to viability and the years after incorporation? What does it mean for actual human “personhood”—as well as for reproductive rights and corporate control—that … American “personhood” will begin at conception, diminish somewhat at birth, and regain its force upon incorporation?”

Read at Slate