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.