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Mississippi Personhood

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 ...

Coffman and Coors: Pro-Personhood and Anti-Colorado?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Linked up with the others, Coffman and Coors could do considerable damage to medical research, women's rights, and the dreams of family for childless couples. Fortunately, democracy provides us a remedy. Remember in November!

'Personhood' Fails To Make It To Ballot

Posted 08.30.2012 | Denver

An amendment submitted by the Colorado Personhood Coalition fell short of the required number of signatures to make the November ballot by 3,859 accor...

Unborn in the USA

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Given that the number of unborn is currently unknown, it could reach the trillions -- or gazillions -- and should all those unborn give their grateful loyalty upon birth (should it occur) to the religious far right, the Republican Party could overwhelm elections through eternity.

Mitt Romney's $10,000 Question on Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Given Romney's swift embrace of extreme anti-choice policies, reporters and voters likely have some questions for him -- even though he decided against attending Huckabee's upcoming forum on abortion.

Laura Bassett

'Personhood' Anti-Abortion Initiative Gets A Makeover In Georgia

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

There were three big stories this week: the sex abuse scandal at Penn State, Mississippi voters' rejection of the so-called personhood amendment, and "the, uh, what's the third one there? Let's see... sorry. Oops." Wait, I just remembered the third one: Rick Perry's epic debate brain freeze! Over in Hollywood, the Academy Awards had more drama than a Best Picture winner, with show producer Brett Ratner self-immolating then resigning, first-time host Eddie Murphy following Ratner out the door, and Billy Crystal riding to the rescue. But it was Penn State -- with its unconscionable cover-up, legendary coach Joe Paterno's rapid fall from grace, and the deeply misguided student protests -- that held the spotlight. It was a harsh but vital reminder that our moral obligation to do the right thing goes well beyond our obligation to follow the letter of the law.

The Best-Laid Schemes o' Mice an' Men Gang Aft Agley

Dave Helfert | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Dave Helfert

If some of our political leaders were less inflated with smug certainty, they'd have little less 'grief an' pain', and a little more 'promised joy.'

Tuesday's Biggest Loser: The New, New Mitt Romney

Michael Keegan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Michael Keegan

The new, new Mitt Romney has been doing everything he can to fit in. But on Tuesday, he faced a big setback: he found out that he had been trying too hard to fit in with the wrong crowd.

After Miss. Defeat, What's Next For 'Personhood'?

Posted 01.09.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The failure of the "personhood" initiative in Mississippi on Tuesday (Nov. 8) intensified ...

HuffPost's Laura Bassett Talks 'Personhood'

Huff TV | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett appeared on Current TV's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday to discuss Mississippi's Personhood amendment...

Amanda Terkel

Big Wins For Progressives On Election Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tuesday's elections saw big wins for progressives around the country, who blocked right-wing measures on issues of voting, labor, immigr...

Reality Check: Republican Losers Did Not Overreach

Karl Frisch | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.

An Acorn Is Not an Oak

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Clearly somewhere between a just-fertilized egg and a baby about to exit the birth canal lies a distinction between potentially human and human. Because that line is difficult to draw does not mean that the line does not exist.

VICTORY! Mississippi Trashes Personhood Nonsense

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

In what has been described as "the most conservative state in the union", Mississippi voters last night defeated the anti-stem cell, anti-freedom, anti-woman nonsense known as the Personhood Amendment.

Voters Reject Controversial 'Personhood' Amendment

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voters Tuesday defeated a ballot initiative that would've declared life begins at fertilization, a proposal that su...

Can a State Outlaw Abortion?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Mississippi's "Initiative 26," the "Personhood Amendment" that goes before the voters of the Magnolia State today, appears doomed under the Constitution -- unless the membership of the Supreme Court changes significantly by the time such a measure reached the Justices.

Christian Views On Social Issues: Abortion

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.08.2012 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

Today, Mississippi voters will vote on "the Personhood Amendment," which would grant the status of legal person to a fertilized egg. The measure would effectively outlaw abortion in all circumstances.

State Measures Against Abortion, Unions, Health Care Laws On The Line

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS, The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The questions on the ballot range from undocumented immigration and union rights ...

GOP Hopes To Take Mississippi's 'Personhood' Bills National

Mother Jones | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

On Tuesday, voters in Mississippi will head to the polls to vote on an amendment to the state Constitution that would designate inseminated human eggs...

Laura Bassett

Mississipi 'Personhood' Law Leaves Legal Questions Beyond The Ballot

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

Sam Stein

Huntsman: 'Personhood' Amendment That Romney, GOP Field Back 'Goes Too Far'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A ballot initiative in Mississippi that would define a fertilized egg as a legal person has led to a rare divide among Republican presid...

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.

Romney Repeating Ken Buck's Errors on Personhood

Jill Hanauer | Posted 01.04.2012 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

As Mississippi Republicans back away from the personhood ballot initiative that would restrict reproductive rights in the state, Mitt Romney's position on this national issue looks increasingly out-of-touch with a majority of voters.