This Huffington Post article by Soraya Chemaly clearly explains the ‘personhood for zygotes’ movement in the United States. The three videos are well worth watching, and are a disturbing reminder about why personhood bills hurt all pregnant women, even those who want to continue their preganancy, and even those who are anti-abortion.

Thankfully NZ courts have ruled against expanding the concept of personhood to include zygotes, embryos and foetuses here, for now at least. It’s scary stuff happening in the US though, and we certainly can’t afford to become complacent.