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Personhood Leader Shows How Gardner 'Stabbed Him in the Back'

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.03.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I offered to buy Mason a beer if he'd send me a photo of his costume. Then I realized he'd probably want harder stuff, so I said I'd buy him shots in exchange for the pic. No response yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if he sent me the photo.

Gardner Was One of Earliest Personhood Supporters

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The kickoff rally to oppose Amendment 67, which would add "unborn human beings" to Colorado's criminal code and wrongful death act, is set for tomorro...

Group Pushes For Ban On Abortions In Colorado... Again

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics

For the fourth time, Personhood Colorado is trying to get a constitutional amendment to ban abortion in the state, only this time they are linking the...

They Call it Personhood Among Themselves But Not on Their Website

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you visit the website of backers of Colorado Referendum 5, which would change the definition of "person" and "child" under Colorado law to include "unborn human beings," you won't find the word "personhood" mentioned at all.

Suddenly, Congressman Favors Abortion In Cases of Rape or Incest

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.24.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After pointing to Rep. Mike Coffman after the last election as a national model of a winning candidate, Personhood USA is disappointed by Coffman's statement yesterday that he now "strongly" supports the "exceptions for rape, incest, and protecting the life of the mother."

Will Coffman Brag about Being Against Abortion for Rape, Like He Did in the Past?

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.11.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Political observers agree that Coffman is fighting for his political life against staunchly pro-choice Democrat Andrew Romanoff, the former speaker of the Colorado state house.

Another Reason for Drunks Drivers Not to Hit Pregnant Women

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.07.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

As expected, Gov. Hickenlooper signed a bill Wed. making it a crime to cause the death of a fetus due to a reckless act against a woman (like a drunk driver hitting a pregnant woman).

Drawing on their Faith, Personhood Activists Forge Ahead, Saying 'Success Is God's Alone'

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.09.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Their ballot proposal, giving legal rights to fertilzed human eggs, was overwhelmingly rejected by voters in 2008 and 2010. But if you're a committed advocate for a cause, winning isn't everything.

Laura Bassett

Colorado Personhood Push Falls Short Again | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Backers of a controversial fetal personhood measure in Colorado have failed to gather enough signatures to get the proposal on the November ballot, Co...

Personhood Amendment Coming Back To Ballot?

Posted 08.07.2012 | Denver

The Colorado Personhood Coalition submitted about 26,000 more signatures than the required amount Monday in an effort to get an anti-abortion measure ...

Would Coors Put His Vote Where His Money Is and Co-Sponsor Personhood Bills?

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Congressional candidate Joe Coors gave $1,000 to Personhood Colorado in support of its efforts to pass a personhood amendment in 2010. So would Coors put his vote where his money is:

Laura Bassett

Obama Presents Dramatically Different Stance On Abortion From Republican Rivals' | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

Drawing a stark contrast between himself and the Republican presidential candidates on the issue of women's reproductive rights, President Barack Obam...

How To Defeat Personhood USA

Jason Stanford | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

The lead consultant to the campaign that stopped Personhood USA in Mississippi last November thinks she's found the silver bullet to stop them: having honest conversations with voters.

Laura Bassett

Iowa Drives GOP Field Far Right On One Issue | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the competition for the toughest anti-abortion stance in Iowa, GOP candidates this week have adopted more extreme positions on aborti...

Christina Wilkie

Ron Paul's Pro-Life Credentials Questioned By Personhood USA | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The intensity of Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) pro-life beliefs was questioned by fellow conservatives Monday evening, when the group Person...

Laura Bassett

Nevada Judge Rules Fetal Personhood Initiative Misleading To Voters | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nevada's anti-abortion movement experienced a setback on Monday when a district judge ruled that a new fetal personhood ballot measure -...

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Signs Fetal Personhood Pledge | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

Three Republican presidential candidates, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.), and Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), si...

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich: Life Begins At 'Successful Implantation' | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich clarified his position on personhood Friday when he told ABC News' Jake Tapper that he b...

Laura Bassett

'Personhood' Anti-Abortion Initiative Gets A Makeover In Georgia | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The national movement to define a zygote as a legal person failed a few weeks ago in Mississippi, but anti-abortion advocates behind two new "personho...

Media Omission: Romney Supported Personhood Four Years Ago

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The most fair and accurate way for journalists to describe Romney's position on personhood is to write that he's flip-flopped on the issue over the years.

Colo. Anti-Choice Group Down, But Not Out

Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver

Personhood USA, the Colorado-based pro-life organization behind the recent failed "personhood" initiative that was struck down by more than 55 percent...

Laura Bassett

Personhood Campaign Compares Abortion To Slavery | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Mississippi voters dealt a huge blow to the national "personhood" campaign on Tuesday when they voted down a measure that would have granted legal rig...

Laura Bassett

'Personhood' Campaign Pins Mississippi Failure On Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

An extreme measure that would have given legal "personhood" status to undeveloped zygotes failed among ultra-conservative Mississippi voters Tuesday n...

Laura Bassett

Mississipi 'Personhood' Law Leaves Legal Questions Beyond The Ballot | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

If Mississippians vote to pass an unprecedented initiative on Tuesday that would declare a fertilized egg a legal person under the state Constitution,...

The War on Women You Haven't Heard of

Nancy Keenan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Anti-choice extremists never take their eye off the prize: making abortion illegal in the United States. Right now, they have their sights set on Mississippi.