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Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ measures fail to make ballot

July 21, 2012


Helena Independent Record, July 21, 2012 by Charles S. Johnson Two hot-button proposed constitutional initiatives — one to decriminalize marijuana for adults and the other to ban abortion through a “personhood” amendment — failed to qualify for the November ballot. Secretary of State Linda McCulloch said backers of the two groups didn’t appear to have […]

Montana Pushes For Fertilized Egg As Person Ballot Amendment

June 7, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 7, 2012 by Robin Marty The state of Montana is about as “Get your hands off me, government!” as they come, which is why a ballot initiative that would allow new laws banninb abortion, some forms of birth control, and fertility treatments seems oddly placed. But that’s not stopping the so-called […]

CI-108 would expand government intrusion in Montanans’ lives

June 2, 2012


Billings Gazette, June 2, 2012 by CHRISTOPHER MONTVILLE As voters in the state of Montana, we are skeptical of CI-108, the so-called personhood amendment currently seeking qualification for the November 2012 ballot. This initiative, if qualified for and passed on the November ballot, would define “personhood” under the Montana Constitution as beginning at the moment […]

Not In My Backyard! As Local Government Attacks on Women’s Health Increase, Citizens Are Fighting Back

May 17, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 17, 2012 by Jenny Dodson The vicious attacks on women’s health to which we’ve grown so accustomed on the national and state stages are trickling down to the local level, as municipal and county governments get in on the action. Thankfully, time and again, local citizens have mounted fast and furious […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012


Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

Abortion restrictions gain steam in the states

April 25, 2012


USA Today, April 25, 2012 by Chuck Raasch New restrictions on abortion are sweeping through legislatures from Virginia to Arizona, and voters in some states could see proposed constitutional amendments on November ballots that would define life as beginning at conception. The 2012 anti-abortion push is not as heavy as last year, when legislators in […]

Teen Moms Can’t Vote On Abortion Bill That Targets Them

April 4, 2012

0, April 4, 2012 by Jessica Pieklo Montana plans to join the long list of states with an anti-abortion initiative on its November ballot, but unlike many of the others proposals, Montana’s targets a population that can’t even vote on it: teen moms. Montana wants voters to decide whether or not a girl 16 or […]