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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 10.16.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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.

Debate Questions That Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan Need to Be Asked

Carole Joffe | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Carole Joffe

The American people deserve to know what they might actually expect with respect to reproductive health services in a Romney-Ryan presidency. And we also deserve moderators willing to ask the right questions.

Laura Bassett

Colorado Personhood Push Falls Short Again

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

The Akin Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

The battle to reverse Roe v. Wade is essentially the same war being waged against undocumented worker, only on the reproductive front. It is a thinly veiled effort at subjugating what is viewed as a threat to job security.

Republicans: What About Children Outside the Womb?

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

It seems the Republican obsession with being pro-life lasts about nine months. After that, it's each baby for herself. So Democrats, let's be clear and strong: Being pro-birth is not automatically the same thing as being pro-life.

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.