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Could ‘personhood’ bills outlaw IVF?

August 30, 2012

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CNN, August 30, 2012 by Nadia Kounang For the past two weeks, since Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin uttered the phrase “legitimate rape,” Republicans have had to face questions about their attempts to end abortion. But could these same attempts also outlaw in vitro fertilization? The Republican Party’s platform states: “We assert the sanctity of […]

Personhood group plans to appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling

July 28, 2012

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News OK, July28, 2012 by Michael McNutt A national group plans to go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal an Oklahoma ruling that its proposed ballot issue to define a fertilized human egg as a person is unconstitutional. Personhood USA will announce its appeal Monday, representatives of the group said Friday. The Oklahoma Supreme […]

AL: Personhood amendment faces long odds

May 2, 2012

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Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2012 by Brian Lyman MONTGOMERY— Opponents dominated a public hearing Wednesday over legislation that would define individuals as persons “from the moment of fertilization and implantation into the womb.” The bill, sponsored by Sen. Phil Williams, R-Gadsden, faces steep obstacles to passage before the end of the 2012 Regular Session later […]

Women should speak out against SB 1433

March 27, 2012

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The Norman Transcript, March 27, 2012 by Nadine Jewell History shows that changing laws are not always an improvement. When Prohibition passed, the law gave rise to bathtub gin, speak-easies, bootleggers and moonshine. When marijuana was banned, hemp for rope was outlawed, but drug dealers became rich as the use of the weed grew in popularity. […]

Personhood Florida leader defends movement in op-ed

March 26, 2012

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The Florida Independent, March 26, 2012 by Virgina Chamlee The leader of Personhood Florida, the group that wants the Sunshine State to outlaw abortion by defining life as beginning at the moment of conception, recently penned an op-ed targeting Planned Parenthood — claiming the group “fears the thought of what will happen if women learn […]