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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oklahoma House fails to act on personhood bill

April 27, 2012

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NewsOK, April 27, 2012 by Michael McNutt A House member shouts unsuccessfully to get the measure brought up for a hearing in the closing minutes of Thursday’s session. Meanwhile, the leader of an anti-abortion group apologizes to House Republicans for tactics used in trying to get the measure heard before Thursday’s deadline. The so-called personhood […]

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 […]

Protecting Women from Themselves in Mississippi

April 26, 2012

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PoliticusUSA, April 26, 2012 by Hrafnkell Haraldsson Yeah, I’m afraid that’s the storyline; that’s what they’re selling and it doesn’t get any better than that – nobody has accused the conservative mind of intelligence lately and I guess the assumption is that the rest of us are as gullible as their base. Just think: someday, […]

Anti-abortion group vows ‘personhood’ fight

April 24, 2012

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NECN.com, April 24, 2012 by AP OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Anti-abortion activists urged House Republicans to bring a “personhood” bill to the floor for a vote and vowed on Tuesday to label any lawmaker who refuses to support the move as “pro-abortion.” A group of local religious leaders and other anti-abortion activists made the comments […]

Right Choice – Caucus shelves personhood bill

April 21, 2012

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Tulsa World, April 21, 2012 In a stunning and frankly unexpected display of common sense, House Republicans on Thursday decided not to take up a controversial, so-called “personhood” bill. House Speaker Kris Steele, R-Shawnee, said the House Republican caucus had decided not to hear Senate Bill 1433, which already had passed the Senate. Noting that […]

Baptist leaders decry Oklahoma ‘personhood’ measure’s fate

April 21, 2012

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NewsOK, April 21, 2012 by Michael McNutt Oklahoma ‘personhood’ bill won’t get hearing on House floor, Speaker Kris Steele says. Opponents of the bill feared it could lead to restrictions on abortions, birth control, in-vitro fertilization and stem cell research. Leaders with the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma urged state legislators to have a public […]

Oklahoma Legislature Poised to Pass Personhood Bill

April 10, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Kari Ann Rinker Oklahoma is on the verge of becoming the first state to pass a “personhood” bill. The state Senate has already passed the bill and the House is expected to pass the legislation as  early as today. Anti-choice lawmakers in Oklahoma have had several personhood initiatives […]

How “Personhood” Has Evolved To Become A Direct Challenge to Roe

April 10, 2012

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RH Reality Check, April 10, 2012 by Robin Marty The last few years have seen a huge increase in so-called “personhood” measures — an attempt to define a fertilized egg as a person either in legislation or via state constitutional amendment. But as Reuter’s legal analysis notes, defining an embryo as a person is nothing new.  […]

Oklahoma’s ‘Personhood’ Bill Advances from House Committee

March 28, 2012

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Tulsa World, March 28, 2012 by Randy Krehbiel OKLAHOMA CITY – An amended version of a controversial “personhood” bill advanced from the House Public Health committee Tuesday over warnings of unintended consequences. Senate Bill 1443 says “the laws of this state shall be interpreted and construed to acknowledge on behalf of the unborn child at […]

H.R.212 – Sanctity of Human Life Act

January 7, 2011

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OpenCongress.org Bill Titles: Short: Sanctity of Human Life Act as introduced. Official: To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. 112th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 212 To provide that human life shall be deemed to begin with fertilization. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 7, 2011 Mr. BROUN of Georgia […]