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Mississippi ‘Personhood’ Ballot Violates Rules

RH Reality Check has found that a unique provision in Mississippi’s Constitution prohibits modifying its Bill of Rights by voter referendum, despite the attempts by the “personhood” movement to do so.

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‘Motherhood Politics’ Hijacked Healthcare Debate

Instead of looking at the areas of most importance to all of us on healthcare, the conversation is hijacked by this central concern about whether women are going to continue to choose to be mothers, says Marie Wilson of The White House Project.

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‘Personhood’ Sputtering in Colorado, Says Denver March for Life

Anti-choice activists tried mightily to put a happy face on their annual March for Life rally but the news was grim for its priority project — placing another “personhood” constitutional amendment on the Colorado ballot.

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Remembering Roe in Denver: Real People, Real Stories

Colorado women at a “Remember Roe” event tell of the driving forces behind their advocacy for choice in a state in which “personhood” threatens Roe, and conservative lawmakers try to kill a bill banning gender rating in insurance policies.

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UPDATED: Nevada Court Rejects ‘Egg-As-Person’ Ballot Measure

A Nevada district court judge threw out a proposed “personhood” state ballot measure arguing the language is “too general” and the measure too sweeping.

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Seething Battle Continues Over Catholic Takeover of Hospitals in Denver

An ongoing battle over the takeover of Denver hospitals by Catholic institutions threatens total loss of hospital-based reproductive health care. A Federal Trade Commission ruling offers the last chance to separate health care from ideology.

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Judge “Leaves Door Open” For Biblical Defense as Tiller Murder Motive

A Kansas judge said he would “leave the door open” for Roeder’s defense team to argue to jurors that his religious beliefs about abortion compelled him to act, possibly opening the door to a conviction on lesser charges than first-degree murder.

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Bishops’ Letter on Egg-As-Person Initiative in Colorado Shrouded in Mystery

A claim that the Colorado Catholic bishops have blunted their opposition to the latest “egg-as-a-person” state ballot amendment is raising questions about its authenticity. And the people who could verify the mystery letter have clammed up.

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Sinking Polls Suggest Little Support for Restricting Abortion Coverage in Health Reform

A curious trend surfaced in early November when public support began to tank for health care reform as different schemes were floated by Congress and the House voted to further restrict federal funding for abortion. Which raises an interesting question: Can we blame those waning views on the Stupak-Pitts amendment?

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Stupak Double-crosses Senate Dems on Health Care

An email chain leaked to Politco reveals the depths to which anti-choice Rep. Bart Stupak will go to place unprecedented restrictions on abortion services in the proposed health care reform bill.

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