Leading the Charge
In 2014, Personhood USA led the charge to free 16-year-old Justina Pelletier, who was essentially held captive by the State of Massachusetts after a disputed medical diagnosis. Her rights as a person were denied and she was treated as the property of the state. Personhood's grassroots campaign attracted $50 million in earned media, initiated local and federal legislation, and poured tens of thousands of calls into government offices. After just 100 days, Justina’s dignity was restored as she was returned to the loving arms of her family.
Personhood USA desires to create a culture of life where all human beings are protected by love and by law, through constructive social tension, initiatives, and political action.