The responses of local anti-choice activists to Friday’s shooting at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado Springs ran the gamut from support of the gunman to equivocal rejection of violence.
A leading online streaming-video service has rejected an advertisement that features a rape victim who opposes Colorado’s “personhood” amendment, because the issue of abortion is too “controversial.” But Hulu runs ads on other political issues.
Colorado Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has dropped support of state “personhood” amendments because he didn’t know they would have banned some forms of birth control. But an anti-choice group now says Gardner was briefed on the amendments and understood them.
Recognizing the public’s hostility toward candidates who want to ban abortion, a Colorado group offers to help candidates who want to conceal their anti-choice views from voters.
The latest effort to effectively ban abortion and contraception in Colorado may not qualify for the November ballot.
The peculiarities on Personhood Colorado campaign’s recent financial disclosure form may be an oversight by fledgling activists…or a much more cynical attempt to thwart public accountability by a well-oiled theocratic political machine.
A new version of the anti-choice initiative soundly defeated by Colorado voters in 2008 is making its way to the 2010 ballot. The intention? To grant cells the full spectrum of citizen rights.
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.
In just five short years, the primary movers and shakers in the absolutist anti-abortion/anti-choice movement seeking to promote the “personhood” of zygotes (the single cell that forms after a sperm fertilizes an egg) have amassed nearly $58 million in tax-deductible contributions for their cause. A special investigative report by Wendy Norris for RH Reality Check.