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Personhood Amendment

GOP, Pro-Life Groups Push Contentious Personhood Measure

Greenfield Patch | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

State Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere) is seeking legislative sponsors for a proposed amendment that would give fetuses the same constitutional rights a...

Republicans Love Lucy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The GOP retains a 1950s I Love Lucy caricature of women because the party doesn't listen to women. The party doesn't hear women's voices. Literally.

WATCH: DeGette Makes Appeal To Women Voters

Posted 09.06.2012 | Denver

Before Sandra Fluke took the stage Wednesday for the Democratic National Convention, Colorado's U.S. Representative Diana DeGette attacked the Romney-...

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.

Personhood Push Faces Long Odds

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An anti-abortion group in Ohio is facing a significant shortfall in the number of signatures needed to ask voters in the presid...

Birth Control, Abortion Battles Inspire Protest Legislation (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

Debates over birth control and abortion have taken center stage in the states and in Congress, with Republicans in many state legislatures weighing bi...

John Celock

Lawmakers Kill Controversial Personhood Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

In an unexpected move, the Virginia Senate killed the state's personhood bill, a key victory for women's groups seeking to battle the current proposal...

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

39 Years Later, Roe v. Wade Still Under Siege

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

On January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court voted to protect a woman's right to have an abortion in the early stages of her pregnancy. Before the landmark ...

The Year In Review

Linda Hallman | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women
Linda Hallman

As 2011 comes to a close, it seems almost nonsensical to have to mention, let alone devote an article to, gender barriers. While women have made great strides, we still have a long way to go.

No Woman No Country

Marla Mossman | Posted 02.15.2012 | World
Marla Mossman

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Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich Signs Fetal Personhood Pledge

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

When Legislating Morality Falls Short

Christian Piatt | Posted 01.21.2012 | Religion
Christian Piatt

The fear at the heart of the public's down-vote is that the rights of the unborn are being placed above those of those they already know. And that's simply not a sacrifice many are willing to make.

Message From Mississippi Personhood Defeat: Americans Don't Want to Criminalize Women's Personal Choices

Ellen Chesler | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

Tuesday's solid defeat of the Mississippi Personhood amendment is a victory against extremism and for women's health and rights, but it is also a big win for progressive political organizing.

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 ...

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...

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.

6 Reasons Mississippians Said No to "Personhood" Amendment

Burns Strider | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Why did those pushing "personhood" lose in arguably the most conservative state in the Union? Why did the opposing forces win a majority of the vote in Mississippi? Here are six reasons.

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 ...

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...

Both Sides Now: On Abortion, Labor and Frontrunner Fumbles

HuffPost Radio | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-07-bothsidesnow.jpgArianna and Kellyanne Conway preview next week's ballot initiatives on abortion and labor rights in Mississippi and Ohio, respectively, and then review the GOP frontrunners' Weak Week.

Personhood Amendment? Kid's Stuff! We Need a Motherhood Amendment!

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 01.02.2012 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

The Xian Right has finally tired of trotting out "defense of marriage" ballot measures. Now, they've got a shiny new lure to bring the base to the surface on election day: the personhood amendment.

Comic: Person Costume

Carolita Johnson | Posted 01.01.2012 | Comedy
Carolita Johnson

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Personhood: Why Beginning Life at Conception Carries Risks, Even for Anti-Abortion Activists

Sarika Bansal | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics
Sarika Bansal

Sadly, by granting equivalent legal rights to fertilized eggs, the personhood amendment may tip the scales and begin prioritizing the zygote over the post-born person.