Dr. David Shelley

As a pastor and denominational leader who has been fighting the culture of death for many years, I've come to realize that a Personhood Constitutional Amendment is really the best way, if not the only way, to permanently guarantee that all human beings, from one-cell embryos to the born and unborn handicapped to the aged and terminally ill, deserve full legal protection as "persons" created in God's image and fully deserving of the right to life. 

 — Dr. David Shelley, Pastor, Smith Springs Baptist Church — Ethics and Public Affairs Tennessee Baptist Convention — Author, "Church and State: Being Salt and Light in the Public Square" — Vice President of Church and Community Relations for the Family Action Council of Tennessee