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

September 27, 2012


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 […]

GOP Platform: Abortion Ban Approved By Republicans In Tampa

August 28, 2012


Huffington Post, August 28, 2012 by PHILIP ELLIOT and ALAN FRAM TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by […]

Paul Ryan’s Deep Anti-Choice Roots

August 27, 2012


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 […]

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

August 23, 2012


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 […]

Canada: Federal private member’s motion M-312 ignites fetus debate

August 23, 2012


Straight, August 23, 2012 by Gail Johnson Parliament is set to debate if MPs should re-examine the definition of when a fetus is considered a human being. And local reaction is growing against and in favour of the potential review. Kitchener Centre Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth has put forward a private member’s motion (M-312) asking […]

Life as an Anti-Woman Woman (the other side)

August 20, 2012


Hot Air, August 20, 2012 by Amy Lutz I think I’m having an identity crisis. When the news that Mitt Romney had selected Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running-mate broke late Friday night, I was ecstatic. However, according to NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, I reacted inappropriately because Ryan is “not a pick for women.” Now […]

Paul Ryan’s solid antiabortion credentials

August 14, 2012


Washington Post, August 14, 2012 by Sarah Kliff Paul Ryan is known around Washington as a budget wonk, the Republican legislator with big economic ideas. Antiabortion groups see something else in Romney’s vice presidential pick: a stalwart opponent of abortion rights. Ryan is hardly the face of the antiabortion movement. He has not introduced a […]

Five Reasons Why Paul Ryan Is Bad For Women’s Health

August 13, 2012


Think Progress, August 13, 2012 by Amanda Peterson Beadle During the Republican primary, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney promised to pick a running mate who is just as anti-abortion as he is, and he seems to have found that in Paul Ryan. “I’m as pro-life as a person gets,” Ryan, who is Roman Catholic, toldthe […]

Paul Ryan Sponsored Fetal Personhood Bill, Opposes Family Planning Funds

August 11, 2012


Huffington Post, August 11, 2012 by Laura Bassett Despite Mitt Romney’s efforts to court women voters ahead of November, he chose a running mate who is far outside the mainstream on women’s health issues. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) cosponsored a bill that would give fetuses full personhood rights from the moment of fertilization, which was […]

Personhood group plans to appeal Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling

July 28, 2012


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 […]

‘No’ on ‘personhood’ question

July 17, 2012


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


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 Ruins More Things with Anti-Choice Antics

June 27, 2012


NARAL Blog for Choice, June 27, 2012 Today, a key committee of the U.S. Senate was a supposed to consider a bill to give Washington, D.C. greater autonomy over its own budget. But, the committee won’t get a chance to because of…Sen. Rand Paul. The junior senator from the commonwealth of Kentucky filed several amendments […]

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

June 26, 2012


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


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 […]