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Personhood Coalition files legal action to make this ballot — or next

September 27, 2012

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Denver Post, September 27, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition said Thursday it is suing in Denver District Court to challenge the secretary of state’s ruling that the anti-abortion measure fell short of making the fall ballot by 3,859 signatures. By law, the coalition had 30 days from the Secretary of State Scott […]

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 […]

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 […]

Abortion ban backers fail to make Colorado ballot

August 29, 2012

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AP, August 29, 2012 by KRISTEN WYATT, DENVER (AP) — The nation’s only pending ballot measure to ban abortion in all circumstances has failed to advance to voters in Colorado. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Wednesday that backers of the divisive “personhood” amendment fell about 3,900 valid signatures short of the some 86,000 […]

Paul Ryan’s Deep Anti-Choice Roots

August 27, 2012

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The Progressive, August 27, 2012 by Ruth Conniff Paul Ryan’s views are just as extreme as Todd Akin’s. Before he became famous for his budget plan, Ryan began his political career as a creature of Wisconsin’s pro-life movement. When he first ran for Congress from Janesville, Wisconsin, in 1998, Paul Ryan sought the endorsement of […]

Planned Parenthood CEO rejects ‘personhood’

August 24, 2012

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Durango Herald, August 24, 2012 by Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Vicki Cowart says voters keep saying ‘no,’ but issue keeps showing up on ballot Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, on Thursday warned that the “personhood” amendment, if passed, would define life as beginning at conception, and result in the criminalization […]

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

August 24, 2012

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Huffington Post, August 24, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow It is likely that Colorado will, once again, have a so-called “personhood” measure on the ballot this November that seeks to have fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses treated as if they were entirely separate constitutional persons. If approved by Colorado’s Secretary of State, this year’s version […]