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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Personhood

September 4, 2012

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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 […]

Oklahoma court rejects ballot initiative on “personhood”

April 30, 2012

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Reuters, April 30, 2012 By Steve Olafson The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Monday struck down a ballot initiative that sought voter approval of a so-called “personhood” amendment to the state constitution to define an embryo as a human being from the moment of conception. The ballot question would have asked Oklahoma voters to expand the […]

‘Personhood’ ballot initiative pushed by minister

April 21, 2012

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Tulsa World, April 21, 2012 by Bill Sherman SAND SPRINGS – A minister is mounting a campaign to get churches involved in a ballot initiative to extend legal rights to the unborn. The Rev. Robert Haling prepared 29 packets on the ballot initiative and delivered them to Sand Springs churches. The packets tell churches how […]

Mississippi cracks down on abortion providers

April 5, 2012

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The Florida Independent, April 5, 2012 by Ashley Lopez Mississippi’s state Legislature this week passed a bill that would place prohibitive restrictions on abortion providers in the state, in an effort to curb access to legal abortions. The Florida Legislature attempted to pass a similar bill this year that would crack down on providers, but […]

Center For Reproductive Rights Files A Lawsuit Against Oklahoma Personhood Initiative

April 2, 2012

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Think Progress, April 2, 2012 by Fatima Najiy The Center for Reproductive Rights is suing over Oklahoma’s ballot initiative for an amendment that would grant “personhood” and legal rights to fertilized eggs at the moment of conception. “This proposed amendment violates the federal constitution and seriously threatens the rights, life, and health of all Oklahoma […]

Suit filed over Oklahoma personhood ballot measure

March 29, 2012

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The Examiner, March 29, 2012 by Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A petition to amend the Oklahoma Constitution to define a fertilized human egg as a person is unconstitutional and would have far-reaching implications that trump the rights of women, a group argued in a legal protest filed Thursday to stop the effort. The […]