They've tried it in Mississippi and in Colorado and now our legislature is dutifully following its marching orders by trying to float this idea Wisconsin.
As usual, when you don't think through the consequences you end up in deep water.
The ‘Personhood’ Movement Is Anti-Life
Why It Matters that Rights Begin at Birth, Not Conception.
With regard to Colorado, the authors write:
Amendment 62 rests on the absurd premise that a newly fertilized zygote
is a full human person with an absolute right to biological life-support
from a woman—regardless of her wishes and whatever the cost to her. The
biological facts of pregnancy, in conjunction with an objective theory of
rights, support a different view, namely that personhood and rights begin at
birth. Colorado law should reflect those facts, not the Bible verses so often
quoted (and creatively interpreted) by advocates of Amendment 62 and other
While they're busily trying to grant rights to embryos, they're busy taking ours away.
Next they'll try to pass a law establishing that chicken eggs are legally chickens.
Watch for it.