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Personhood Coalition files legal action to make this ballot — or next

September 27, 2012


Denver Post, September 27, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition said Thursday it is suing in Denver District Court to challenge the secretary of state’s ruling that the anti-abortion measure fell short of making the fall ballot by 3,859 signatures. By law, the coalition had 30 days from the Secretary of State Scott […]

Personhood laws revoke right to choose

September 25, 2012


Battle Creek Inquirer, September 25, 2012 by Nolan Perry In one important way the Michigan bill HB 5711, passed by the House and currently in the Senate, echoes anti-abortion legislation in Mississippi. The proposed Mississippi constitutional amendment expressly said what this Michigan bill legally presupposes: the fertilized human ovum, zygote, is a person entitled to […]

Obama ties Romney and Ryan to abortion ban with no rape, incest exceptions

September 19, 2012


PolitiFact, September 19, 2012 With women voters as a key swing group in this election, Barack Obama continues to attack Mitt Romney on abortion. The Obama campaign made abortion rights a central point at the Democratic convention and now has launched yet another television ad that casts Romney as favoring the most hardline position on […]

Proposed Anti-Abortion Measure in Canada Lacks Support

September 18, 2012


Ms. Magazine, September 18, 2012 Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) Stephen Woodworth has proposed a private-member bill calling for the study of when a baby becomes a human being. MP Woodworth’s motion (motion 312) would review part of the Canadian homicide Criminal Code which states that a fetus becomes a human being at the moment […]

Personhood bill illogical; politicians should leave choice to people

September 14, 2012


Kansas State Collegian, September 14, 2012 by December Lange We are now in the thick of that special time of the year when otherwise mild-mannered people get into shouting matches over same-sex marriage, abortion and government timing. It’s that time when birth certificates are demanded and members of the uneducated masses flock to Internet message […]

Confused by GOP ‘personhood’ stand

September 14, 2012

0, September 14, 2012 by Linda R. Garfunkel As a lifelong Democrat, I have avoided paying much attention to the Republican National Convention. But one issue in their platform is of great interest to me: personhood and when it begins. The Republican Party believes it starts at conception. So their national platform states that there should […]

Colorado “Personhood” Amendment Officially Dead for Now

September 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, September 12, 2012 by Robin Marty It’s the end of the road for fertilized-egg-people, at least for this cycle in Colorado.  Although Personhood USA has until the 28th of September to challenge the results of the signatures gathered, the ballot certification deadline has already passed, making it impossible for the issue to be […]

Personhood supporters love babies and women (just not at the same time)

September 10, 2012


Clarion Ledger, September 10, 2012 by Natalie Winningham The noble advocates for life want women to know that they are only trying to help. By lobbying to remove all exceptions for abortion, including life of the mother, they are sending us a message of love: they don’t’ want to control us; they just want to […]

Personhood law’s definition of life dubious

September 9, 2012


Coloradoan, September 9, 2012 by Dick Heyman There is a nationwide volatile debate about abortion. Right now, abortion is legal early in a pregnancy only. There are many who believe that it should not be allowed based on their personal and religious belief as to when life begins. It’s a bit flippant to simply say, “If […]

Don’t politicize reproductive health issues

September 9, 2012


Greenville News, September 8, 2012 by Joyce Fishman Klein How did you learn the alphabet? Did you learn that A is for Apples, B is for Boys, etc.? Today in the world of politics in this country we are learning a new alphabet: A is for Abortion, B is for Birth control, C is for […]

Oklahoma supreme court denies personhood bill

September 6, 2012

0, September 6, 2012 by Nicole Ramage September 5, Oklahoma supreme court ruled that the personhood bill was denied. If this bill would have been enacted, it would mean that the definition of person would be “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being to natural death.” The supreme […]

Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Personhood

September 4, 2012


Opposing Views, September 4, 2012 OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The Life Legal Defense Foundation (LLDF) is urging the United States Supreme Court to review a decision of the Oklahoma Supreme Court striking a ballot initiative that would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define “person” as “any human being from the beginning of the biological development of that […]

Colorado Personhood Supporters Continue to Fight

September 3, 2012


Live Action News, September 3, 2012 by Jordan Hooker The Colorado Personhood Coalition will continue its fight to have the Colorado Personhood amendment included on the ballot, despite the Colorado secretary of state announcing that the measure fell 3,700 signatures short of the required number. According to Personhood USA, the Colorado Personhood Coalition has reviewed […]

What Vancouver women think about the US Republican Party’s “war on women”

August 30, 2012


Vancouver Observer, August 30, 2012 by Beth Hong While Clint Eastwood’s strange “invisible Obama chair” endorsement of Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention last night took over news headlines and Twitter feeds this morning, many individual Americans and groups continue to focus their efforts on the Republican Party’s ‘war on women‘, a term referring […]

Abortion ban backers fail to make Colorado ballot

August 29, 2012


AP, August 29, 2012 by KRISTEN WYATT, DENVER (AP) — The nation’s only pending ballot measure to ban abortion in all circumstances has failed to advance to voters in Colorado. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Wednesday that backers of the divisive “personhood” amendment fell about 3,900 valid signatures short of the some 86,000 […]