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Personhood law platform is crazy

August 26, 2012

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Al.com, August 26, 2012 by Nan Lawson This personhood constitutional amendment the Republicans propose in their party platform, recognizing that life begins at conception, is just crazy talk. If this kind of legislation passes, will police investigate miscarriages? What will the penalties be? How many classifications of murder will there need to be? Will doctors […]

Defining personhood is outside government’s realm

August 26, 2012

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Wisconsin State Journal, August 26, 2012 by Bill West There is a difference between “common” sense and “good” sense, with good sense often having less support. In the abortion debate, with a pseudo religious party demanding to thrust its will on American women, there is much not said on the subject. Pregnancy by rape is […]

Life Begins Before Conception? You Zygote to Be Kidding

August 25, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 25, 2012 by Jack Matthews With delegates to next week’s Republication National Convention getting set to vote yay or nay on a party platform that includes a call for the legal recognition of zygotes as U.S. citizens, with all the rights and privileges thereto pertaining, it might be good for them to […]

Planned Parenthood CEO rejects ‘personhood’

August 24, 2012

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Durango Herald, August 24, 2012 by Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Vicki Cowart says voters keep saying ‘no,’ but issue keeps showing up on ballot Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, on Thursday warned that the “personhood” amendment, if passed, would define life as beginning at conception, and result in the criminalization […]

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

August 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 24, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow It is likely that Colorado will, once again, have a so-called “personhood” measure on the ballot this November that seeks to have fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses treated as if they were entirely separate constitutional persons. If approved by Colorado’s Secretary of State, this year’s version […]

Personhood USA Criticizes Romney-Ryan Support of Rape Exception

August 23, 2012

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Ms. Magazine Blog, August 23, 2012 Personhood USA criticized the Romney-Ryan ticket after the campaign announced it would not oppose abortion in cases of rape. The “pro-life” organization originally praised Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan for his continued efforts to defend “personhood” – which could ban emergency contraception, birth control pills, and IUDs as well […]

Canada: Federal private member’s motion M-312 ignites fetus debate

August 23, 2012

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Straight, August 23, 2012 by Gail Johnson Parliament is set to debate if MPs should re-examine the definition of when a fetus is considered a human being. And local reaction is growing against and in favour of the potential review. Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth has put forward a private member’s motion (M-312) asking […]

The fertilized egg is not a human life

March 17, 2009

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Science Blogs, March 17, 2009 by PZ Myers A while back, I got a letter from a student at the University of Texas named Mark, who had been confronted by a group of those typically hysterical anti-choice people on campus. They made an assertion I’ve heard many times, and he asked me to counter it. […]