The so-called “personhood” movement promoting constitutional rights for fertilized eggs got a fresh shot in the arm in recent days with ballot initiatives gearing up in Florida and renewing efforts in Colorado and Montana. And a host of familiar nationally-known and emerging local activists from hard line anti-abortion groups are leading the new charge to ban abortion, contraception, and other comprehensive reproductive health care.
The victory against Colorado’s personhood amendment last fall was due in part to messaging that resonated with two voting blocs not often identified as dependable pro-choice voters – Latinos and labor union members.
Attendees at Friday’s anti-choice Personhood Conference were looking for direction — and may find it in Kristi Burton, pioneer of Colorado’s failed personhood amendment.
From Connecticut to Colombia, here are the International Women’s Health Coalition’s top ten wins for women’s health in 2008.
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”.
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?
Despite a crushing defeat at the ballot box last Tuesday, supporters of Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, have launched plans to take the fight to 16 more states.
Despite the anti-abortion movement’s best efforts, Americans in three states voted to protect pregnant women and their physicians from interference by the government.
In Colorado, South Dakota, Washington, California and Michigan voters refused to put the government between Americans and their private life decisions.