Montana’s legislature must pass the bill to define fertilized eggs as people by 100 votes before it can get on voters’ ballots.
Following the overwhelming defeat of Colorado’s personhood initiative, Denver’s annual March for Life underscored the sense of how lost the local anti-abortion movement seems.
The South Dakota measure to criminalize abortion was defeated by 10 points. The campaign responsible for challenging the ban used messaging much of the national pro-choice movement might not agree with. How does a state in which most voters identify as pro-life defeat an abortion ban?
Despite the crushing 3-to-1 loss of a state constitutional amendment to confer civil rights on fertilized human eggs, the American Life League says it’s their “only option left”.
Georgia Senate seat stays anti-choice; why hasn’t anti-choice South Dakota enacted an abortion ban?; ensuring birth control access for teens in Maine; a policy prescription to defuse the culture wars; speaking out about IVF.
In the wake of the crushing defeat of the South Dakota and Colorado ballot measures to ban abortion, anti-choice activists can no longer say that the “people haven’t spoken” on the right to abortion.
More on FOCA and Obama; South Dakotans took the common ground on abortion; take action on the HPV vaccine requirement for immigrant women; personal takes on surrogacy and adoption.
Abortion no longer a “wedge issue” in Western states; “troubling ramifications” of cosmetic genital surgery; Chinese woman allowed to continue her pregnancy; more about the next HHS Secretary.
Reproductive rights are about nothing less than the ability to make decisions about love, sex, and family without government interference or discrimination. That means marriage equality is a cornerstone of reproductive justice.
Voters definitively beat back anti-choice ballot initiatives on November 4, but opponents of legal abortion say they’ll be back for another round. What can women’s health advocates do to build up support before the next round of attacks?