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Fetal Personhood

GOP Congressman Forgets That He Supports Birth Control Access At Candidate Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) had a bit of a slip-up when he attempted to reiterate his support for birth control access during a debate with his Democr...

Rand Paul Thinks Civilization Will Fall Apart If Abortion Rights Aren't Curtailed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is attempting to walk a delicate line between social conservatives and his more libertarian-minded supporters, has been se...

Bill Would Outlaw Abortion Before Some Women Know They're Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.13.2014 | Politics

A package of bills introduced in Michigan's legislature would drastically restrict women's access to abortion -- and may be unconstitutional. Intr...

Woman Who Says She Was Raped Criticizes GOP Challenger In Dem Rival's Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

In an indication that reproductive rights could be a central issue in one of this year's top races, Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is airing a new televisi...

Alissa Scheller

Where Laws Intended To Protect Women Are Used Against Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

Rennie Gibbs, a Mississippi woman, was 16 when she gave birth to a stillborn child in 2006. Although the baby was born with the umbilical cord wrapped...

Contraception, Abortion Issues Arise In Close North Carolina Senate Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

All five Republican candidates vying to unseat Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) believe that states have the authority to ban contraceptives and would support ...

The Criminalization of Medical Care?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Now that he is running for governor, Cuccinelli appears to have put aside the personhood issue -- saying his focus is on " jobs and the economy" -- should he be taken seriously?

State Lawmakers Advance Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act

Posted 05.03.2013 | Denver

A bill that would allow prosecutors to punish criminals who harm an unborn child during a crime received final approval by state lawmakers on Friday a...

Laura Bassett

North Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Fetal Personhood Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

North Dakota became the first state on Friday to pass a fetal personhood amendment, which grants legal personhood rights to embryos from the moment of...

Laura Bassett

Personhood Mississippi Tries Again Because Voters 'Were Confused'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

The advocacy group Personhood Mississippi announced on Tuesday that it plans to revive a fetal personhood ballot initiative that voters just rejected ...

Laura Bassett

Paul Ryan Cosponsors New Fetal Personhood Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics

Despite the deep unpopularity of fetal personhood bills in 2012, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has again decided to cosponsor the Sanctity of Human Life Act...

Personhood Colorado Is Not Taking 'No' For An Answer

The Colorado Independent | John Tomasic | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

From the Colorado Independent's John Tomasic. Jennifer Mason, spokeswoman for Personhood Colorado, told the Colorado Independent she believes it’...

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

If Proposed Initiative 46 passes, men who rape women in Colorado will be secure in the knowledge that their efforts to humiliate and degrade those women will be backed up and reinforced by state action forcing those women to go to term -- whether they want to or not.

Of Comic Books and Personhood: Romney, the Riddler, and Citizens United?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if both sides of the coin had negative outcomes? The personhood concept has two bad sides: corporate and reproductive. It is a tossup which is more ludicrous and damaging.

Fetal Personhood: Why Stop There?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Senator Rand Paul, that scion of small government, wants the government to decide when a woman can choose her own reproductive fate.

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down Fetal Personhood Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously vetoed a ballot measure that would have given embryos full personhood rights on Monday, ruling it "clearly unco...

When Does "Pro-Life" Equal "Pro-Imprisonment"?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The Liberty Counsel has established that the "pro-life" position is "pro-punishment," not just for doctors who perform abortions, but also for pregnant women who have no intention of ending their pregnancies and go to term.

Personhood Measures in Disguise

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

While people in Mississippi were considering Proposition 26 and deciding whether fertilized eggs and embryos would be treated as entirely separate legal persons, a prosecutor and courts were addressing the same question behind the scenes, where voters have no role or voice.

Laura Bassett

Fetal Personhood Bill Ignites Feminist Movement In Oklahoma

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Oklahoma Sen. Judy McIntyre (D), one of four women in the 48-member state Senate, looked out over a sea of homemade signs at a fetal personhood protes...

Virginia Lawmaker Responds To SNL Skit Mocking Anti-Abortion Bills

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

The sponsor of Virginia's "fetal personhood" bill and a supporter of controversial legislation that would force women to have a medically unnecessary ...

Laura Bassett

Personhood Bill Resembling Failed Mississippi Measure Advances In Virginia House

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

The GOP-controlled Virginia House of Delegates Monday advanced a "fetal personhood" bill that would give legal rights to a human fertilized egg and a ...

Laura Bassett

Nevada Judge Rules Fetal Personhood Initiative Misleading To Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 -...

What Is a Person?

Valerie Tarico | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Valerie Tarico

This week the citizens of Mississippi will vote whether to legally assign the status of "personhood" to any human egg that has been penetrated by a sperm. I hope that if Mississippi awards personhood to fertilized eggs, they will take this seriously.

Where's the Woman? (VIDEO)

Kierra Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

"Fetal personhood" initiatives intend to separate the pregnant woman from her fetus, thereby making the woman -- her experiences, her rights -- virtually impossible to find.