In October 1929 a group of Canadian women (now known as the "Famous Five") successfully pressured Canada's highest court to grant "person" status to women. The result of this legal distinction freed women from being the property of their father or husband, and gave them the same rights and opportunities as men.
We desperately need such a group of heroic women again today. There is a pressing need to induce the Supreme Court to grant "person" status to the pre-born. Under current practice, the pre-born have no rights, and are generally considered to be the property of their mother, to be kept or disposed of at her convenience.
Any human being with its own distinctive DNA is separate and unique from both parents, and deserves to be recognized as a person in his or her own right. The current definition for a "person" is archaic and does not reflect modern understanding of genetics. I applaud the efforts of those in government and in society to press for the legal rights of the pre-born. We need such heroes again today.