Here’s something to mull over. Say anti-abortion folks succeed in having legal personhood extended to all forms of pre-born human life. Right now, you become a U.S. citizen if you’re born in the United States. But if we’re going to extend personhood and legal protections to pre-born folks, isn’t one implication of that, if you have constitutional protections from the moment you’re conceived, that you are a U.S. citizen from the moment you’re conceived?
The larger implication being that, then, if you can show that your parents were here around the time you were conceived, even if they went back to their homeland to have you, could you claim U.S. citizenship?
God, that would be rich.