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Personhood Amendments

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.

Failed Colo. 'Personhood' Initiative Lives On In Miss.

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 12.17.2011 | Denver

JACKSON, Miss. -- A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where vo...

Laura Bassett

Mexican Supreme Court Rules In Reverse 'Roe v. Wade' | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court of Mexico fell one vote shy of overturning Baja California state's "personhood" amendment on Wednesday night, ensuring...

Laura Bassett

Will Mississippi Voters Ban Birth Control? | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.12.2011 | Politics

Mississippi voters will be allowed to decide on a ballot measure that defines "personhood" from the moment of fertilization, the Mississippi Supreme C...

How Bad Stem Cell Policies Can Increase Suffering, Bankruptcies, Foreclosures, Unemploymen and the National Debt

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

If we care about home foreclosures, bankruptcies, the national debt, unemployment and human suffering, we should care about stem cell research. All these problems are significantly worsened by chronic (incurable) disease.

Con Games: How Liberals Saved Colorado

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

The Republican Party and the conservative movement -- both on the verge of extinction -- are managing to morph into the co-opted Grand Old Tea Party.

Gardner, Maes, Tancredo Stand With Personhood Amendment

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The ranks of the Personhood 33, as I've been calling the top 33 Colorado candidates who've endorsed the Personhood Initiative, are diminishing.

Schieffer Lets Buck Slide on Face the Nation

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Looks like CBS Anchor Bob Schieffer did about two minutes worth of homework prior to his interview with Senate candidate Ken Buck Sunday on Face the Nation.

Like Buck, Tancredo Unsure What Amendment 62 Would Do

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Are any of the 33 candidates who endorsed the Personhood Initiative, other than Ken Buck, clued into the fact that the measure would ban stuff like the Pill and IUDs?

Will 33 Personhood Endorsers Withdraw Support, Taking a Cue From Buck?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Do the other Personhood endorsers in Colorado understand the initiative correctly? Will they take a cue from Buck and un-endorse Amendment 62?

How Not to Have Sex in Colorado: the Personhood Amendment

Don C. Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Imagine it is November this year, in Colorado. Amendment 62, the "personhood" Amendment, has just been voted into law. A woman is considering making love to her husband-- should she first consult an attorney?

Bold for the Lord, But Illegal?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's illegal for children to collect signatures for ballot initiatives in Colorado. That's why my jaw dropped when I heard a radio host say, "So, my son today got 20 signatures so far. My son, he's 12."

Where Does NARAL Pro-Choice America Stand on the Tebow Commercial?

Nancy Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Nancy Keenan

Anti-choice politics have no place in the Super Bowl, so when the ad runs, focus on something else -- anything else -- besides Focus on the Family, which wants to take choices away from women.

Anti-Choice Groups Raking in Dough by Promoting Civil Rights of Zygotes

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

If the anti-choice movement has its way, the moment one sperm eats its way through an egg's outer shell would be the last moment in human development that wouldn't be covered by the Constitution. Unsurprisingly, it's a rather lucrative racket.

Upping Arianna's Ante: Pledge to be Unreasonable

Riki Ott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Riki Ott

Pledge to engage -- with your neighbors, at your workplace, school, or church. Pledge to put the planet and future generations first when making everyday decisions.

"Non-Personhood" for Women: Defining Women Down

Michele Swenson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michele Swenson

The "right-to-life" movement that elevates embryonic life above women's lives is more accurately termed "right-to-prenatal-life." Aside from South Dak...