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Court Hearing to Decide Personhood Initiative Fate Held Today in Carson City

by Staff
January 8, 2010
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CARSON CITY, NV, ( -- The ACLU has joined forces with abortion giant Planned Parenthood to stop the initiative process of Nevada citizens. The simple, one sentence amendment reads: "In the great state of Nevada, the term 'person' applies to every human being."

The hearing on this matter, in the First Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada, will take place at 9 a.m. Friday morning, January 8, 2010 in Carson City, the state's capitol.

Personhood Nevada is a citizen-led initiative to amend the Constitution of the State of Nevada.

Olaf Vancura, PhD, President of Personhood Nevada, stated "The right to live is God-given and the most precious of all civil rights," stated Olaf Vancura, PhD, President of Personhood Nevada. "Absent government leadership in protecting our most vulnerable persons, we the people are expressing our 1st Amendment rights with this historic civil rights initiative."

On November 12, 2009, the ACLU and billion-dollar-per-year abortion profiteer Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit challenging the amendment wording and summary. Similar legal challenges have been dismissed in other states attempting Personhood initiatives.

In commenting on the legal challenge, Vancura continued, "The abortion lobby's plan is clear -- delay, delay, delay. They are trying to run out the clock so that Nevadans cannot vote on this historic civil rights initiative. Their notion that this proposed Amendment violates the single-subject rule is absurd. This initiative is the epitome of a single subject. The last citizen-led initiative to successfully amend the Nevada constitution comprised over 400 words. Our proposed Amendment has only 14 words, the first 6 of which affirm that Nevada is a great state, the remaining 8 of which clarify 'the term person applies to every human being.' The Personhood Nevada language is simple enough that a child could explain it to an attorney."

Today's hearing will determine whether the citizen-led initiative can continue.

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