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Personhood laws revoke right to choose

September 25, 2012

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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

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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 […]

Personhood bill illogical; politicians should leave choice to people

September 14, 2012

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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

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Lohud.com, 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

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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 […]

Roy Moore Files Supreme Court Brief Defending Oklahoma Personhood Measure

September 10, 2012

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News Talk Radio 1450 AM WWNT, September 10, 2012 Former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court Roy Moore (R) from Gallant, the Montgomery based Foundation for Moral Law, and the Adoption Law firm filed a amicus curiae “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, Judge Moore announced in a written statement […]

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

September 10, 2012

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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

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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

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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 […]

H.R. 212: The Ectopic Pregnancy Death Sentence Act for Women

August 23, 2012

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Desert Beacon Blog, August 23, 2012 There is nothing subtle about H.R. 212, the “Sanctity of Life Act,” sponsored by Rep. Paul Broun (R-GA) and co-sponsored by 64 other Republicans in the House of Representatives, including Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI).   The CRS summaryof the bill is short and to […]

Why Anti-Abortion ≠ Pro-Life

August 20, 2012

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Addicting Info, August 20, 2012 by Christie Ward In recent years we’ve seen aggressive efforts by the GOP and christianist ultra-right to equate Planned Parenthood with abortion, despite the plain fact that Planned Parenthood receives NO federal funding for any abortion, and that abortion constitutes only a tiny fraction of the healthcare services Planned Parenthood […]

Paul Ryan and Todd Akin co-sponsored 8 anti-abortion bills in 112th Congress.

August 20, 2012

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Daily Kos, August 20, 2012 Using the Thomas tool of the library of Congress, THOMAS, it is possible to search for bills co-sponsored by Rep. W. Todd Akin and also Rep. Paul Ryan. I performed this search and found 37 bills sponsored or co-sponsored by both Representatives during the 112th Congress. Some of them were […]

The War on Women by the Ridiculous Numbers

June 6, 2012

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Jezebel, June 6, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan Over the last year and a half or so, conservative lawmakers have been feverishly at work enacting laws designed to shove the whole government into your vagina, since it’s for damn sure not going to be looking over your boss’s shoulder to make sure he’s not screwing […]

The Importance of Choice

May 21, 2012

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Huffington Post, May 21, 2012 by Hayley Rose Horzepa After being raped by two men when I was just fifteen years old, I understand the value of choice. Maybe that’s because I never had one. The trauma I experienced reminds me of the abortion ban Mississippi law makers are pushing through their state legislature. Had […]

Churches shift positions on abortion

May 19, 2012

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The Tennessean, May 19, 2012 by Bob Smietana Two years before the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, the largest Protestant group in the United States made a powerful statement on abortion. The Southern Baptist Convention wanted to make it legal. The members of the convention listed in a 1971 resolution when it should […]