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Personhood Amendments

The Year of the Schizophrenic Voter?

Kevin Price | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Kevin Price

Throughout the country, as states voted for Republican candidates for office, they largely voted against GOP policies in their initiative and referendum positions.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Experts And Advocates Confident Voters Will Reject 'Sneaky' Anti-Abortion Ballot Measures

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women

On Nov. 4, Americans will have some serious choices to make, particularly with respect to women’s reproductive rights. Colorado, Tennessee and N...

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

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.03.2014 | 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.

Parody Shows Just How Scary Personhood Legislation Really Is

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 10.31.2014 | Women

It's becoming increasingly difficult to discern satire from reality when it comes to women's issues. As three states could decide that life legally be...

Samantha Lachman

Mark Udall Shakes Off The Haters At Lively Campaign Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

DENVER -- With a major newspaper endorsing his opponent last week and multiple polls showing him trailing less than three weeks before Election Day, S...

How Amendment 67 Backers Order Breakfast

Shan Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

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The Tricky Ways Legal Abortion Is Being Threatened In 3 States

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

On Nov. 4, as voters across the U.S. head to the ballot box, Americans in three states will be voting on legislation that could seriously undermine ac...

Republic, Unfrozen

Christopher Phillips | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics
Christopher Phillips

The fact is that our visionary Framers provided us with a brilliant remedy for reviving our republic. Best of all, to implement it, no amendment is required.

Hello America, It's Me, Colorado

Jen Caltrider | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Jen Caltrider

If Amendment 67 were to pass, Colorado's 2.6 million women would face the harshest restrictions on their rights anywhere in the country. I'm afraid this could happen.

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...

GOP Senate Candidate May Have Supported Fetal Personhood Until More Recently Than He Claims

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running to unseat Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), may have mischaracterized how recently he changed his feelings about ...

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 ...

Rationing Religious Freedom

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

Does the religious freedom of a company's owners trump that of its employees? Are some "persons" more equal than others?

Are Pregnant Women Persons After 20 Weeks' Gestation?

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

Far more than abortion is at stake: There are measures that establish legal principles that will be and, indeed, already have been used to justify arrests of and forced medical interventions on pregnant women.

The Forgotten Holding of Roe v. Wade

Dov Fox | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Dov Fox

Most people identify Roe v. Wade with a single landmark judgment. Lost in these debates is Roe's altogether distinct holding that the state's interest in "potential life" constitutes a valid reason to regulate reproductive conduct.

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 ...

The Accidental Activist: Eggs and Politics

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 04.17.2013 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

While most doctors perceive personhood legislation as a threat to abortion rights -- which it is -- the potential legislation also impacts the treatment of complicated pregnancies and limits infertility procedures. And that's why fertility experts are worried.

New Study Reveals the Impact of Post-Roe v Wade Anti-Abortion and 'Pro-Life' Measures

Lynn M. Paltrow | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Lynn M. Paltrow

The cases documented in our study, as well as recent cases, make clear that, 40 years after Roe v. Wade was decided, far more is at stake than abortion or women's reproductive rights.

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

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...

Dodging the Election of a 'Personhood President'

Laura Carroll | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Laura Carroll

If we had elected a "Personhood President," there would be cause for great concern. As we head into the next four years, expect this contingent to continue to attempt to make personhood, not Roe v Wade, the law of the land.

Hey Anti-Choicers: Coercion Is Always Wrong

John Seager | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics
John Seager

Thank goodness Mississippi voters -- as have voters in every other state where this issue has appeared on the ballot -- put the rights of women above the "rights" of fertilized eggs. But how soon until a state does restrict birth control?

Coors Was Against Abortion, Even for Rape and Incest, Before He Was for It

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.23.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

How did Joe Coors come around to endorsing (and donating to) the personhood amendment? And even if he's not supporting the personhood amendment this time, why has his abortion position, changed?

Message in a Bottle: Romney's Presidency Two Years in

Karl Frisch | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Karl Frisch

I write this missive in the year 2014 from my small, poorly ventilated office in the Shandong Province of China where my job and millions of others have been outsourced by President Mitt Romney and his Republican allies in Congress.