Browsing All posts tagged under »Personhood Amendment«

Signatures turned in for Colorado anti-abortion measure

August 6, 2012

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Denver Post, August 6, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition Monday submitted more than 121,000 signatures to the secretary of state to get its anti-abortion measure on the November ballot. The group, which claims 1,500 volunteers and the engagement of 500 churches in the cause, needs about 86,000 validated signatures to get the […]

Georgia’s ‘Personhood Amendment’ Passes with a Super Majority

August 1, 2012

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Canada Free Press, August 1, 2012 NORCROSS, Ga., Georgia Right to Life President Dan Becker today called on the State Legislature to acknowledge clear public sentiment and approve placing a human rights amendment before all voters in 2014. By a 2-to-1 margin the majority party of Georgia has voted to protect all “human life from […]

Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ measures fail to make ballot

July 21, 2012

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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 […]

‘No’ on ‘personhood’ question

July 17, 2012

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Savannah Morning News, July 17, 2012 by Charlie Harper “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human being from his or her earliest biological beginning without regard to age, race, sex, health, function, or condition of dependency?” This is a […]

Ohio Attempt at ‘Personhood’ Amendment Falls Short

July 3, 2012

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ABC News, July 3, 2012 by Ann Sanner An anti-abortion group fell short Tuesday in its attempt to gather enough signatures to ask voters this fall to change the state constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized. Backers of the proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio, a key state in the […]

Sen. Rand Paul Tries to Sneak “Personhood” Amendment into Flood Bill

June 26, 2012

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NARAL Blog for Choice, June 26, 2012 Anti-choice Sen. Rand “Son of Ron” Paul (R-Ky.) tried to pull a fast one on the American people last night. He filed a “personhood” amendment to a bill reauthorizing the National Flood Insurance Program. “Personhood” measures would outlaw abortion under almost all circumstances. They could also lead to […]

Ohio ‘personhood’ push faces hurdle

June 21, 2012

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AP News, June 21, 2012 by Ann Sanner COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An anti-abortion group in Ohio is facing a significant shortfall in the number of signatures needed to ask voters in the presidential battleground this fall whether the state constitution should declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized, throwing up another […]

Nevada “Egg-As-Person” 2012 Ballot Initiative is Dead

June 18, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 18, 2012 by Robin Marty The petition deadline has passed and Personhood Nevada has failed to garner the number of signatures necessary to get an amendment onto the 2012 ballot letting voters decide if they want to grant the full rights of personhood to fertilized eggs. Via The Las Vegas Sun: […]

Hufstetler endorses Georgia personhood amendment

June 15, 2012

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Rome News-Tribune, June 15, 2012 by Chuck Hufstetler campaign Today Chuck Hufstetler, Republican candidate for Georgia State Senate, endorsed the Georgia Right to Life Personhood Amendment. The Georgia Personhood Amendment states, “Shall the Constitution of Georgia shall be amended so as to provide that the paramount right to life is vested in each innocent human […]

ND in the clear for personhood amendment?

June 15, 2012

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One News Now, June 15, 2012 by Charlie Butts Incumbent state Senator Curtis Olafson (R), who personally killed personhood proposals in 2009 and 2011, lost his bid for re-election this week. Keith Mason of Personhood USA tells OneNewsNow that clears the way for a fresh bid for passage. “The legislature will do the amending. Now the citizens […]

Personhood USA to Appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court Decision to US Supreme Court

May 1, 2012

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Market Watch, May 1, 2012 Press Release WASHINGTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — The Oklahoma State Supreme Court has moved to deny Oklahoma citizens their right to a ballot access initiative for Personhood. On April 30, repeatedly citing Planned Parenthood v. Casey, the Oklahoma State Supreme Court denied Personhood Oklahoma’s right to petition, […]

Are Anti-Choice Groups Finally Pushing Lawmakers Too Hard?

April 30, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 30, 2012 by Robin Marty In Ohio, anti-choice groups schism over the controversial “heartbeat ban,” with one set of anti-choice activists declaring that the other side was going too far and could potentially damage the movement with their zealotry. Now, the same sort of push back appears to be happening in […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Republicans Kill “Egg-As-Person” Bill

April 27, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 27, 2012 by Robin Marty Despite threats from anti-choice activists that any lawmaker who torpedoed the bill would be labeled “pro-abortion,” Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma refused to allow any procedural measures to pass that would force a vote on an a “fertilized egg-as-person” bill in the House or Senate. But that […]

Our view: Abortion debate a moot point

April 27, 2012

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The Dispatch, April 27, 2012 Good for Hob Bryan. Rather than let a politically popular bill onto the Senate floor sure to be ruled unconstitutional, the Amory senator Thursday refused to let the bill out of the committee he chairs. The bill, making it a criminal homicide for anyone performing an abortion once a heartbeat […]