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Should People Who Oppose Abortion also Oppose “Personhood” Measures?

While people opposed to abortion believe separate rights for the “unborn” will have a limited impact only on the right to abortion, there are many cases in which "personhood" arguments
have been used to punish women going to term.

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In Memory of Dr. George Tiller: A Tireless Supporter of Women’s Dignity

When I think of Dr. Tiller and his clinic I think of compassion. What Dr. Tiller and his staff did each and every day was to give women their dignity.

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Obama at Notre Dame: A Perfect Choice to Promote the Culture of Life

Notre Dame should be praised for inviting a speaker, President Obama, who is committed to promoting a true culture of life–one that includes and values the women who give that life.

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You Try Saying No to a C-Section

Why are the legislators — who profess to care so much about pregnant women — only willing to “protect” women who plan to end their pregnancies from coercion, and not those those who intend to go to term?

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The “Extremist” Agenda: Opposing Incentives to Abortion

We admit it. National Advocates for Pregnant Women opposes laws that create an incentive for women to terminate otherwise wanted pregnancies.

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Egg-as-Person Laws Deprive Pregnant Women of Their Personhood

Supporters of “egg-as-person” laws don’t mention that if the unborn have legal personhood rights, pregnant women won’t.

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Can There Be Justice for Pregnant Women if the Unborn Have “Human Rights?”

Cases from across the country prove that if the unborn are recognized as legal persons with separate human rights, the government will have the power to deprive pregnant women of their rights to informed consent, due process, liberty, and even life.

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An Open Letter to Gov. Palin on Women’s Rights

Gov. Palin, have you thought about what would happen if you succeeded in getting your position — that fetuses have a right to life — established as the law of the land?

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Towards a Real Culture of Life

Lynn Paltrow is the Founder and Executive Director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW).

Many people in the U.S. work to protect the rights of pregnant women and to ensure that they are treated with dignity and respect. But as a result of the divisive abortion debate, many of those advocates typically do not work together—or even speak to one another.

The anti-abortion movement has successfully used the abortion issue to divide the electorate, and a key part of their strategy has been creating the illusion that there are two kinds of women: those who have abortions and those who have babies. The truth is that 61 percent of women who have abortions are already mothers, and another 24 percent will go on to become mothers. Over the course of their lives, 85 percent of all women bring life into this world and provide the vast majority of care for the lives of those around them—without compensation.

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