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Personhood

I'm Watching

Julianne Moore | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Julianne Moore

This year, in this election, I am committing to watching even more vigilantly. I truly can't imagine a more important election for us to make our voices heard.

Since When Are Persons Supposed to Be Above the Law and Paying Taxes?

Patrick Geans-Ali | Posted 03.13.2012 | Detroit
Patrick Geans-Ali

If you believe citizens should pay taxes, so should businesses. If citizens should obey the laws, so should corporations. If no person is above the law, then no business should be above the law either.

Are Iowa's Republican Frontrunners Taking Cues from Sharia Law?

Keli Goff | Posted 03.03.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

I'm at a loss to see any real difference between the manner in which Sharia law penalizes women who are raped and the efforts of Perry and his Personhood cohorts to penalize American rape survivors with a nonconsensual pregnancy.

Mitt Romney's $10,000 Question on Choice

Nancy Keenan | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Given Romney's swift embrace of extreme anti-choice policies, reporters and voters likely have some questions for him -- even though he decided against attending Huckabee's upcoming forum on abortion.

Memo to David Axelrod From Women in Swing States

Toni Panetta | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Toni Panetta

Between anticipated wins in solid Democratic states and the toss-ups, the electoral math adds up to more than 300 votes for a pro-choice, anti-personhood Obama over a generic Republican who supports banning all abortion and the most common forms of birth control.

Laura Bassett

Newt Gingrich: Life Begins At 'Successful Implantation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich clarified his position on personhood Friday when he told ABC News' Jake Tapper that he b...

Will Colorado Politicians Who Backed Personhood 2010 Be Supportive Again

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.23.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Backers of a Colorado personhood amendment announced that they've launched their campaign to put a personhood measure on the ballot next year. Will the same politicians who backed the amendment last year jump on board again?

Laura Bassett

'Personhood' Anti-Abortion Initiative Gets A Makeover In Georgia

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The national movement to define a zygote as a legal person failed a few weeks ago in Mississippi, but anti-abortion advocates behind two new "personho...

Colo. Anti-Choice Group Down, But Not Out

Posted 11.21.2011 | Denver

Personhood USA, the Colorado-based pro-life organization behind the recent failed "personhood" initiative that was struck down by more than 55 percent...

Who is "We"?

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

There are two major conditions affecting America today, conditions from which flow much else which troubles the nation. First, large, multi-national...

Lessons From Mississippi

Jill Hanauer | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

The common theme here is clear: voters -- even in a red state like Mississippi -- oppose anti-reproductive rights measures when they view it through a lens of government intrusion.

HuffPost's Laura Bassett Talks 'Personhood'

Huff TV | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett appeared on Current TV's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday to discuss Mississippi's Personhood amendment...

Victory! Voters Reject Tea Party Overreach, Protect American Freedoms

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

President Obama must be heartened and his GOP challengers concerned about the people's vetoes of extreme tea party corporate libertarian overreach in Ohio, Maine, Arizona, Mississippi, and Iowa.

VICTORY! Mississippi Trashes Personhood Nonsense

Don C. Reed | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics
Don C. Reed

In what has been described as "the most conservative state in the union", Mississippi voters last night defeated the anti-stem cell, anti-freedom, anti-woman nonsense known as the Personhood Amendment.

6 Reasons Mississippians Said No to "Personhood" Amendment

Burns Strider | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Burns Strider

Why did those pushing "personhood" lose in arguably the most conservative state in the Union? Why did the opposing forces win a majority of the vote in Mississippi? Here are six reasons.

Watching Mississippi and the Future of Women's Health

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.08.2012 | Women
Cecile Richards

More than 1,000 reproductive health bills have been introduced in legislatures across the country, the majority of which seek to undermine women's health.

Can a State Outlaw Abortion?

Lyle Denniston | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Lyle Denniston

Mississippi's "Initiative 26," the "Personhood Amendment" that goes before the voters of the Magnolia State today, appears doomed under the Constitution -- unless the membership of the Supreme Court changes significantly by the time such a measure reached the Justices.

When Is a Person?

Edward Corcoran | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics
Edward Corcoran

Human beings all begin as a fertilized egg. But there are multiple ways a fertilized egg can lose, or expand, its potential to become a person.

The War on Women You Haven't Heard of

Nancy Keenan | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Nancy Keenan

Anti-choice extremists never take their eye off the prize: making abortion illegal in the United States. Right now, they have their sights set on Mississippi.

Romney Repeating Ken Buck's Errors on Personhood

Jill Hanauer | Posted 01.04.2012 | Denver
Jill Hanauer

As Mississippi Republicans back away from the personhood ballot initiative that would restrict reproductive rights in the state, Mitt Romney's position on this national issue looks increasingly out-of-touch with a majority of voters.

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.

In Dixie, Civil Rights for Zygotes

Nina Burleigh | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Nina Burleigh

While the warm water pro-lifers in the House worked to pass the "Let Women Die" act - that is, a bill allowing emergency room workers to opt out of pe...

Laura Bassett

As Mississippi Debates Extreme 'Personhood' Amendment, Advocates Ask Where Are The Dems?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mississippians are set to vote on a ballot measure this November that would redefine the word "person" in the state constitution to incl...

Why Would Anti-Abortion Activists Oppose a Bill Making It a Crime to Kill an Unborn Child?

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jason Salzman

A bill making it a crime if you kill an unborn child is on life support after Republicans withdrew their support yesterday.

Mickey Mouse Pleads with Wisconsin Children: Don't Revolt! Watch TV! Go Shopping!

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Reverend Billy

When will we make the connection between official American violence and the free-for-all of our products?