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Cory Gardner Cites Nonexistent Entity as a Supporter of His Contraception Proposal

Rep. Gardner produced an advertisement citing the “American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists”—which does not exist—as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter.

Rep. Gardner, who’s challenging Sen. Mark Udall for U.S. Senate, produced an advertisement citing the “American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists” as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. But this group does not exist, and an organization with a similar name doesn’t support Gardner’s proposal.

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State Policy Trends 2013: Abortion Bans Move to the Forefront


Unlike in recent years, when the thrust of legislative activity was on regulating abortion, this year legislators seem to be focusing on banning abortion outright.

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“Personhood” Back in Oklahoma Legislature

State Representative Mike Reynolds. (News on 6)

Last year’s attempt to pass a “personhood” bill through the Oklahoma legislature was a disaster. Now, it’s a second try.

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Virginia Gives Up on “Egg-as-Person” Bill, For Now

Photo: Karol A. Olson.

With three days left to bring the bill up, the senate appears content to let it die.

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Life Begins At Conception. That’s Not the Point

The development of a potential human life requires conception as a first step. But that is not the same as either pregnancy or personhood. You can’t reduce complex reality to a slogan, and when you try to do so, you actually minimize the personhood of women.

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U.S. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Personhood Oklahoma Appeal

photo courtesy of kaibara87 via Flickr

The high court turned back the anti-abortion group’s plea to put the issue of personhood on the Oklahoma ballot without comment.

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Which Personhood Endorser in Colorado Will Be Ryan’s Role Model?

Paul Ryan. Steve Pope/Getty Images.

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.

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Why Is Former Personhood Supporter, Congressman Mike Coffman, Ducking Questions About the New Ballot in Colorado?

Rep. Mike Coffman. AP/Files.

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?

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“Personhood” Movement Not About Outlawing Birth Control?

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In a Newsweek puff piece on Keith Mason, the leader of Personhood USA, the article lets himget away with a few whoppers.

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Three Lessons on Religious Freedom from North Dakota

With the rejection of the “Personhood Amendment” in Mississippi and the rejection of Measure 3 in North Dakota, we see proof that Americans have a profound respect for religious freedom as the founders intended it.

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