(LIFENEWS) — An animal-rights group has filed a lawsuit seeking “legal personhood” for chimpanzees in the state of New York, the state with arguably the nation’s highest abortion rates.
Reuters reports that the non-profit Nonhuman Rights Project has sued in New York state court to declare a 26-year-old chimp named Tommy “a cognitively complex autonomous legal person with the fundamental legal right not to be imprisoned.”
Never mind that, unlike an unborn child before birth, chimpanzees are not actually human persons.
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