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Gardner Was One of Earliest Personhood Supporters

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The kickoff rally to oppose Amendment 67, which would add "unborn human beings" to Colorado's criminal code and wrongful death act, is set for tomorro...

Don't Let Gardner Mislead Us About His Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The Life at Conception Act aims to redefine the definition of a person in the 14th Amendment, and apply the 14th Amendment's protections to zygotes, hence banning all abortion, even for rape, as well as common forms of birth control that endanger, or even potentially endanger, fertilized eggs.

Gardner Un-Cosponsored Legislation Before, But Not Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the biggest election-year hypocrisies hanging out there, waiting for a civic-minded reporter to jump on, is the fact that senatorial candidate ...

Ban Abortion Everywhere Except Here?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez confirmed his continued support for a federal personhood law but said he doesn't support a state personhood amendment. The simple question reporters should ask both these candidates is, "What's the difference?" The simple fact is, there is no difference.

Rape Victim Ad In Montana

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Senator John Walsh has just released a rather amazing television ad, though, which is the best pushback on the "personhood" concept I think I've ever seen. Because it features a rape victim telling her own story.

Woman Who Says She Was Raped Criticizes GOP Challenger In Dem Rival's Ad

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

In an indication that reproductive rights could be a central issue in one of this year's top races, Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) is airing a new televisi...

How Gardner Can Shed Federal Personhood Bill

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Cory Gardner un-endorsed Colorado's personhood amendment last month by telling The Denver Post's Lynn Bartels he changed his mind. But if Gardne...

I Just Flipped But Trust My Record

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On conservative KNUS radio last week, GOP Senate candidate Cory Gardner assured listeners that he remains "pro-life" even though he recently un-endors...

Talk-Radio Scoop: Gardner Says his Abortion Position Is Same as Archbishop's

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

When Rep. Cory Gardner dumped his longstanding support of the Personhood amendment two weeks ago, reporters failed to tell us about Gardner's new posi...

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 ...

Another Republican Makes Reversal On Personhood Measures

AP | Posted 05.25.2014 | Politics

BY NICHOLAS RICCARDI, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DENVER (AP) — A second Colorado Republican facing a tough race is disavowing so-called 'personhood' me...

I'll Ban Abortion! Well, Maybe Not. Then Again...

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before being elected to Congress four years ago, Rep. Cory Gardner, who's now running for Senate against Democrat Mark Udall, backed off campaign prom...

Shining Himself Up for Colorado Women?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.22.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Will Gardner be able to un-endorse and un-embrace personhood and win?

GOP Senate Candidate Changes Tune On Strict Abortion Stance

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

Two weeks after officially launching his U.S. Senate campaign, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) has changed course on his abortion views. In a Friday in...

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 ...

The 'S' Word, the 'D' Word and 12 Years a Slave

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

McQueen's unflinching revelation of Northup's struggle to maintain his dignity under the oppressive institution of slavery is a chance for Americans to engage the conversation we so desperately need -- the conversation about the "s" word -- "slavery."

Arin Greenwood

Corporations Have Personhood. Why Not Dogs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arin Greenwood | Posted 10.14.2013 | Green

For better or worse, corporations are considered to be people in certain ways. So why not dogs? A wildly popular recent New York Times story posits...

They Call it Personhood Among Themselves But Not on Their Website

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

If you visit the website of backers of Colorado Referendum 5, which would change the definition of "person" and "child" under Colorado law to include "unborn human beings," you won't find the word "personhood" mentioned at all.

Abortion Issues Not 'Irrelevant' in Pueblo Recall Election

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.22.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Again demonstrating the importance of choice issues in hard-fought elections in Colorado, abortion is occupying a prominent part of the election bandwidth.

The Criminalization of Medical Care?

Don C. Reed | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Now that he is running for governor, Cuccinelli appears to have put aside the personhood issue -- saying his focus is on " jobs and the economy" -- should he be taken seriously?

Conservatives Aren't Scared of Pushing Anti-Choice Agenda

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Still support for the kind of uncompromising anti-choice positions of Colorado politicians like Weld County District Attorney Ken Buck, Rep. Mike Coffman, and Sen. Rick Santorum (who won the 2011 Republican presidential caucus in Colorado), was evident at the conference anyway.

Anti-Abortion Leader Makes Shocking Offer

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Patrick Johnston, the leader of the anti-abortion rights group Personhood Ohio, sent an email this past weekend seeking to sell his assault rifles in ...

Why No Agreement on Criminalizing Reckless Acts Against Pregnant Women?

Jason Salzman | Posted 07.10.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You might think all sides of the abortion debate could get behind legislation making it a crime for a drunken driver to hit a pregnant woman and kill her baby-to-be, but think again.

State Lawmakers Advance Crimes Against Pregnant Women Act

Posted 05.03.2013 | Denver

A bill that would allow prosecutors to punish criminals who harm an unborn child during a crime received final approval by state lawmakers on Friday a...

Two Personhood-Backed Measures on 2014 Election Ballot?

Jason Salzman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Personhood activists, who've waged repeated campaigns to ban abortion in Colorado, are gathering Thursday night at a Highlands Ranch church to launch their petition drive to put a so-called fetal homicide measure on the 2014 election ballot.