OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The
Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday halted an effort to grant "personhood"
rights to human embryos, saying the measure is unconstitutional.
The state's highest court
ruled unanimously that a proposed amendment to the Oklahoma
Constitution that would define a fertilized human egg as a person
violates a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court decision involving a Pennsylvania
case and "is clearly unconstitutional." Supporters of the personhood
amendment are trying to gather enough signatures to put it before
Oklahoma voters on the November ballot.
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