Personhood AL has become an official state partner to Personhood USA as part of a growing effort to protect human life at all stages of development without exceptions. The new organization seeks to educate the public on the personhood movement, motivate political action, and establish statewide legislation in Alabama.
Earlier this year the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that a chemical endangerment statute must protect children who have not been born yet. The case involved Amanda Kimbrough, whose baby was born at 25 weeks and died due to methamphetamine exposure. The landmark ruling stated, "The decision of this Court today is in keeping with the widespread legal recognition that unborn children are persons with rights that should be protected by law."
Sam McLure, president of the newly established Personhood AL, said of the increases influence of the personhood movement in Alabama, "We are extremely pleased with the number of individuals in our state who have come together in an effort to protect life beginning at the moment of fertilization. We know there will be challenges, but we are prepared to overcome and persevere..."