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Pregnant Texans Are Being Charged With Crimes That Don’t Exist

Texas' penal code explicitly exempts pregnant individuals from being punished for harming their own fetuses. But that hasn't stopped prosecutors from charging them with child endangerment for using drugs while pregnant.

Texas’ penal code explicitly exempts pregnant individuals from being punished for harming their own fetuses. But that hasn’t stopped prosecutors from charging them with child endangerment for using drugs while pregnant.

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For Colorado GOP’s Beauprez, Stance on Federal ‘Personhood’ Legislation Remains Murky

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who has long opposed reproductive rights, said again Thursday that he’s against Colorado’s “personhood” amendments, but he was a co-sponsor in 2005 of federal “personhood” legislation, which he continues to support.

Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who has long opposed reproductive rights, said again Thursday that he’s against Colorado’s “personhood” amendments, but he was a co-sponsor in 2005 of federal “personhood” legislation, which he continues to support.

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Advocacy Group Seeks Immediate Release of Involuntarily Detained Pregnant Woman

The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

On Wednesday, National Advocates for Pregnant Women announced a lawsuit has been filed challenging a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to take pregnant women into custody against their will to “protect a fetus.”

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Drug Tampering Case May Give New Life to Long-Stalled Florida Anti-Choice Bill

One Florida legislator hopes national attention and a new name might give new life to a failed bill.

State Rep. Larry Ahern is hoping that with a new name and help from the woman whose boyfriend allegedly tricked her into taking medication that caused her to have an early abortion, 2014 may be the year his anti-choice bill finally passes.

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Mississippi Personhood: They’re Baaaacccckkkk!

With several abortion restrictions on hold, anti-choice activists are using their down time to prepare for a new push to grant legal rights to fertilized eggs via a "personhood" measure.

Mississippi wants to take granting legal rights to fertilized eggs back to the voters, even though the voters already resoundingly said no.

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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

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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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Romney Supports Total Abortion Ban, No Exceptions, But Fools the Media Into Reporting Otherwise

When it comes to personhood/human life laws, either Mitt Romney is very confused and does not understand the grave implications for women of the laws for which he is espousing support, or he is lying, or both. The media should not be helping him out.

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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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Colorado “Personhood” Volunteers Gather 80 Signatures Each

Colorado’s third attempt to force voters to reject personhood is on its way.

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