Today the North Dakota State Legislature passed a personhood amendment. It has passed both their houses and now goes to the people for a vote. The amendment (SCR 4009) reads "the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected".
Ladies and gentlemen, it can be done. This would be a worthwhile project for the Maryland Catholic Conference to assume, to justify its own existence. Of course in Maryland this will mean both jettisoning the current incumbents from their seats AND for the Maryland bishops to start obeying Canon 915 AND for them and the MCC to stop toadying to them.