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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.

Green (With Envy) About the Gay Rights Movement

Anu Kumar | Posted 05.27.2013 | Politics
Anu Kumar

I wholeheartedly stand with gay Americans in this movement. I hope the Supreme Court rules in favor of gay marriage and that financial equality for gay families can be achieved. I support unequivocally the sexual and reproductive rights of all people. But when will it be our turn?

Laura Bassett

North Dakota Becomes First State To Pass Fetal Personhood Amendment

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

North Dakota became the first state on Friday to pass a fetal personhood amendment, which grants legal personhood rights to embryos from the moment of...

State Lawmakers Set Sights On Outright Abortion Ban

AP | DAVE KOLPACK | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

FARGO, N.D. -- North Dakota lawmakers who approved what would be some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are now considering outlawing ...

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.

John Celock

'Ultraconservative Utopia' Prepares For Abortion Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

With the introduction of strict new anti-abortion bills nearing in Topeka, Kan., pro-abortion rights college students descended on the state capitol M...

Women Spoke -- Will Lawmakers Listen?

Marcia D. Greenberger | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
Marcia D. Greenberger

To paraphrase actor-activist Alec Baldwin, you know your country is in trouble when people ask, 'Did the rape guy win?' and you have to respond, 'Which one?' The candidates' offensive and absurd comments should not be laughed off as an aberration.

Martin Luther King Jr.: A Freedom Fighter for Women, Too

John Seager | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
John Seager

In 1966, his wife, Coretta Scott King, accepted Planned Parenthood's inaugural Margaret Sanger Award on his behalf, presented for "his courageous resistance to bigotry and his lifelong dedication to the advancement of social justice and human dignity." So where are we nearly 40 years later?

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.

The 'New Jane Crow' and American Women's Civil Rights

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics
Soraya Chemaly

The creep of personhood results in laws and actions that take away women's constitutional personhood. There is no (gender-neutral) way to extend personhood rights to fertilized eggs without depriving women of the same rights.

Why Hispanics and Female Humans Flee From Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.16.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's hard to find anything about Rep. Cory Gardner's record that supports Fox 31 reporter Eli Stokols' claim that Gardner is leading the charge on immigration to "addresses questions of border security and citizenship without alienating Hispanics."

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...

Fire Up the Republican Party With Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Personhood USA obviously has a different view, and that's why it made Colorado's Mike Coffman its poster candidate for the Republican's future.

Coffman Called a "Statesman" for Strong Opposition to a Women's Right to Choose

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Mike Coffman stands alone as a major Colorado politician in close election who has not withdrawn his previous support for the personhood amendment, which would ban all abortion, even in the case of rape and incest.

Who/What Is the Real Romney? His First and Only 'Presidential' Decision Provides the Answer

Paul Abrams | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Mitt Romney has worn coats-of-many-colors in his political life. His flipping and flopping and weaving and dodging and lying and hiding are so well-known that they hardly even evoke commentary anymore.

17 Men With an Anti-cure Stance

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

What would you do, if you found an enemy in your house? Would you let him move in and take over--or encourage him to vacate the premises? Regarding ...

McCaskill Takes on Akin: Missouri Moderate vs. Republican Extremist?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The Missouri Senate contest between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin is astonishing, even without the latter's "legitimate rape" opinions. According t...

Coffman and Coors: Pro-Personhood and Anti-Colorado?

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

Linked up with the others, Coffman and Coors could do considerable damage to medical research, women's rights, and the dreams of family for childless couples. Fortunately, democracy provides us a remedy. Remember in November!

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.