“Unknown reasons?” “Thwarted” attempts? Maybe the Secretary of State really did kill off personhood himself?
The movement to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs is demanding a chance to still get their amendment on the 2012 ballot.
Vacating convictions laws are a step in the right direction for survivors of trafficking. Ultimately, however, creating fair working conditions and ending abuses in low-wage industries will ultimately do far more to end trafficking in persons and protect the human rights of workers in vulnerable situations.
Regardless of whether the advocacy group can recover enough discarded signatures to meet the threshold, the state had decided it is too late to proceed.
Local TV news stations in Colorado, a swing state, are fact checking many of the political ads inundating the airwaves. Two local stations in Denver were mostly right in their recent analyses of ads attacking Mitt Romney’s position on a women’s right to choose.
The group turned in over 112,000 signatures, but too many could not be validated.
The real question that needs to be addressed is not whether rape can cause pregnancy. The question is: will measures that ban women who have been impregnated by rape from having abortions be enacted, enabling rapists, with state support, even greater power to deprive women of their dignity and personhood?
Rachel Maddow outlines the extreme positions Paul Ryan has taken on women’s reproductive rights, from his support for a federal forced ultrasound bill to his support for a federal personhood bill that would ban some kinds of contraception, as well as in-vitro fertilization.
Romney running mate Paul Ryan, who’s endorsed personhood at the federal level, will have to decide whether to un-endorse the measure or stand behind it.
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) has supported Colorado personhood amendments, which would ban all abortions and some common forms of birth control. Now, he’s announced he will not endorse a personhood measure this year. Why not?