As a new report from People For the American Way Foundation explores, the groups supporting “personhood” are moving as swiftly as ever toward their goal of ending any and all abortions in the United States.
Del. Michael Folk introduced two amendments to the bill, one that would have expanded the definition of “person” to include a fetus, and another that would have included “the health of the unborn child” in the bill’s protections of pregnant women. The amendments were defeated before the bill passed the state house.
I am a recovering addict and alcoholic. My journey includes a pregnancy in the midst of my addiction, and unnecessary shame and a lack of compassion at my OB-GYN’s office.
Due to lack of support, there will be no “personhood” on the state’s ballot this year.
It’s the dawn of a new year and with it comes new stories on the same old issues, I’m afraid. Republicans in the House are looking to pass a repeal of the health reform law, a new study shows a surprising percentage of “abstinent” teens with STDs, and Iran is gearing up for HIV/AIDs prevention efforts with a new campaign targeting women and young people.
Personhood for fertilized eggs with not be on the Montana ballot this year due to a lack of signatures supporting an amendment.
In 2007 the Mexican Supreme Court upheld a law which decriminalized abortion in Mexico City. Since then, twelve Mexican states have approved constitutional reforms defining personhood as beginning at the moment of conception.
Anti-abortion activists who rallied behind Colorado’s Amendment 48 last year came up with another big goose egg Friday when the North Dakota Senate rejected a “personhood” bill that sought to confer constitutional rights to zygotes.
Florida doctor loses license over live birth case; Sen. Casey votes against global gag rule, said to be “cooperating…with evil”; future of reproductive health legislation in Obama era; Sen. Boxer to chair subcommittee on global women’s issues; study finds no link between fertility drugs and ovarian cancer; personhood movement spreads to Maryland.