But the entire point of the pro-life movement is that they believe in personhood. The measures that were defeated weren't "extreme personhood amendments." It's just that it was pointed out that the effects of any personhood amendment would be extreme. So extreme that even the most conservative states have rejected them, and by no small margin. If the pro-life movement has been defeated on personhood, then they've been defeated. That's their only legal and moral argument, and it's hit a dead-end. They could still try and make abortion more difficult (and face a huge backlash from women in the next elections), but they'll never win now. They've lost. Abortion will never be banned in the United States. And I'm not a big pro-choice person. Personally, I'm pro-life, I just don't want that view forced onto others. I'm just looking at this from a purely factual perspective.