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Ohio Anti-Abortion Effort Fails

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An anti-abortion group fell short Tuesday in its attempt to gather enough signatures to ask voters this fall to change the stat...

Of Comic Books and Personhood: Romney, the Riddler, and Citizens United?

Don C. Reed | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What if both sides of the coin had negative outcomes? The personhood concept has two bad sides: corporate and reproductive. It is a tossup which is more ludicrous and damaging.

Fetal Personhood: Why Stop There?

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Senator Rand Paul, that scion of small government, wants the government to decide when a woman can choose her own reproductive fate.

When Does Corporate Personhood Begin and Other Questions

Dylan Brody | Posted 08.27.2012 | Comedy
Dylan Brody

This week the Supreme Court said that Montana cannot limit the power of corporations to act as if they were people. And by "act as if they were people...

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...

John Celock

Sweeping Anti-Abortion Bill Could Face Vote Friday

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

Kansas lawmakers are gearing up for a possible fight over an abortion bill Friday, two days after the state Senate passed a bill allowing health-care ...

Laura Bassett

Oklahoma Supreme Court Strikes Down Fetal Personhood Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

The Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously vetoed a ballot measure that would have given embryos full personhood rights on Monday, ruling it "clearly unco...

The War on Women: Why We’re Fighting

Karen Teegarden | Posted 06.18.2012 | Politics
Karen Teegarden

UniteWomen.org's is organizing nationwide protests, marches and rallies on Saturday, April 28 in cities and states across the country to let elected officials know we won't remain silent.

Republican Propositions on Women's Reproductive Rights: A Move Toward Sharia Law?

Anisa Noormohamed | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics
Anisa Noormohamed

The issues surrounding the debate on abortion and reproductive rights seem to be the same across the globe, whether in Muslim countries or in America.

Three Videos Everyone Should See Before Voting

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

"Personhood" for zygotes cruelly subverts the very idea of a culture of life and potentially criminalizes every pregnant woman. Are you really cool with that? Even if you personally would not chose an abortion?

Super PACs, Virginia, and the Battle for the U.S. Senate

Don C. Reed | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

We already have a Republican-controlled Supreme Court, and a radically conservative House of Representatives. The Senate is close to turning red, and a flood of super PAC cash could push it over the edge.

The Case for Non-Human Personhood Rights

Eric Michael Johnson | Posted 05.12.2012 | Science
Eric Michael Johnson

This is not as radical an idea as it may sound. The law is fully capable of making and unmaking "persons" in the strictly legal sense. But that would be unlikely to happen with whales, dolphins, or even great apes.

Unborn in the USA

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Given that the number of unborn is currently unknown, it could reach the trillions -- or gazillions -- and should all those unborn give their grateful loyalty upon birth (should it occur) to the religious far right, the Republican Party could overwhelm elections through eternity.

Resolution Urges 'Personhood' Rights For Sperm

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

The Wilmington City Council has a message for men -- sperm are people, too. The council for Delaware's largest city passed a resolution by an 8-4 v...

"Adoption" Needs to Become a Buzz Word in the Social Lexicon of America

Steven Kurlander | Posted 04.30.2012 | Parents
Steven Kurlander

Any adoptive mother or father will tell you that the memory of the first day they held, hugged and began bonding with their adopted child is the strongest remembrance of fulfillment in a lifetime.

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...

Disenfranchise a Gender? Virginians Fight Back Against Anti-Woman "Personhood" Legislation

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.24.2012 | DC
Don C. Reed

Women are increasingly realizing there may be no place for them in the formerly Grand Old Party, except as second class citizens, their rights defined...

Virginia Lawmaker Responds To SNL Skit Mocking Anti-Abortion Bills

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

The sponsor of Virginia's "fetal personhood" bill and a supporter of controversial legislation that would force women to have a medically unnecessary ...

Aspirin as the New Birth Control: The GOP War on Women Reaches New Lows

Marge Baker | Posted 04.18.2012 | Politics
Marge Baker

The right is staging an all-out assault on women's rights while they have control of the majority of state legislatures, the House and a determined minority in the Senate. The GOP's presidential candidates are promising to join it if they get elected. We can't let them succeed.

Republicans With Power: Virginia Personhood Laws a Preview of GOP Presidency?

Don C. Reed | Posted 04.17.2012 | DC
Don C. Reed

If personhood laws are put into effect, government would literally have the authority to control the reproductive life of every citizen. Were not Republicans supposed to be in favor of individual liberty? Why then would they want to remove our right to use birth control?

Virginia: Right to Bear Arms, Duty to Bear Children

Tamar Abrams | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

What do you call a state whose legislature in one month advances laws allowing unlimited purchases of handguns, declares the rights of personhood from the moment a sperm and egg unite and forces women seeking abortions to have an invasive, unnecessary medical procedure?

The Republican War on Women: Invading the Vagina in Virginia

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

Every person who has a body should view this law as a direct assault. So, too, should every person who believes that women are human beings.

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 ...

Yesterday I Was Just a Sperm Cell. Now I'm a Person!

John Blumenthal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

Since the pro-lifers came up with this awesome personhood idea, I've been dating an ovum named Emily. She's a babe. Obviously, we can't have sex because that would form an embryo, which is a no-no, but we can do... um... everything else.

What Bid Do I Hear for the Life of That Thar Whale?

Carl Safina | Posted 04.08.2012 | Green
Carl Safina

Want to just solve the problem? They estimate that whaling makes about $31 million in profits. Anti-whaling spends $25 million. If the anti-whaling money directly paid whalers not to hunt -- problem solved.