Posts tagged "fetal personhood"

South Carolina Advances Anti-Abortion Bill

A South Carolina state Senate panel has advanced a bill that justifies a pregnant woman using force against anyone who tries to harm her “unborn child.” Abortion rights supports…

Jessica Wakeman | April 11, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Colorado Is Considering “Fetal Personhood” Bill To Ban Abortion

Colorado’s state legislature is considering a “fetal personhood” bill which would classify a fertilized egg as a “human being.” Such a bill would ban all abortions and possibly ban…

Jessica Wakeman | March 11, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Colorado Anti-Choicers Get Enough Signatures For Fetal Personhood Ballot Initiative

Anti-abortion activists have been successful in collecting enough signatures to get a fetal personhood ballot initiative for the 2014 election.The initiative will ask voters if they would like to change…

Jessica Wakeman | October 15, 2013 - 4:30 pm

North Dakota Passes Anti-Abortion Law Saying Life Begins At Conception

North Dakota passed the nation’s most restrictive ban on abortion today: the ND House of Representatives advanced a “fetal personhood” measure which declares a fertilized egg a human, thereby…

Jessica Wakeman | March 22, 2013 - 5:40 pm

North Dakota Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” Ballot Measure

North Dakota’s state Senate has approved a “fetal personhood” voter initiative which would allow citizens  to vote on whether to amend the state constitution to read that life begins…

Jessica Wakeman | February 8, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Paul Ryan: 12 Things To Know About Mitt Romney’s VP Pick

Happy Saturday, folks! Did you hear? Mitt Romney has announced his running mate for the presidential election — Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI). Let’s get to know him, shall we?

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 11, 2012 - 12:30 pm

The Soapbox: In America, We Treat Our Moms Like Second-Class Citizens

Are you a mother? Do you know someone who is? You probably do, and that’s why you should be very concerned about Alabama’s chemical endangerment clause, which aims to protect…

Julie Gerstein | May 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

Dude Lawmaker: How Dare Government Try To Control Men’s Bodies!

Nothing is quite so entertaining as people who don’t recognize their own hypocrisy, huh? Recently, our hero, Oklahoma State Sen. Constance Johnson (D), introduced an “Every Sperm Is Sacred” law to try…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2012 - 12:40 pm

Ohio State Senator Nina Turner Says She Is “Serious” About Viagra Bill

Words cannot express how much I want to thank and then high-five Ohio State Senator Nina Turner. She’s the politician who’s introduced a bill that says men looking for a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 14, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Hero Of The Week: City Councilwoman Loretta Walsh Proposes Bill Forbidding Men From Destroying Semen

Wilmington City Councilwoman Loretta Walsh was fed up with the recent spate of fetal personhood bills, which aim to declare that a woman’s fertilized egg is somehow the same as…

Julie Gerstein | March 7, 2012 - 2:20 pm

Hero Of The Week: Oklahoma Senator Judy Eason McIntyre And Her Rad Sign

On Tuesday, nearly 1000 people gathered in Oklahoma City to protest the state’s fetal personhood amendment, which seeks to legally declare that life begins at conception and would thus render…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 1, 2012 - 9:40 am

Today’s Lady News: Virginia Kills “Fetal Personhood” Bill

Virginia’s state Senate killed a “fetal personhood bill” which would have criminalized all abortions by declaring a fetus to be a human being at the moment of conception. Yesterday,…

Jessica Wakeman | February 23, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Virginia Advances Anti-Abortion “Fetal Personhood” And “Transvaginal Ultrasound” Bills

Virginia politicians advanced two extreme and extremely disturbing anti-abortion bills yesterday — Valentine’s Day, for God’s sake! One is a so-called “fetal personhood” amendment, which would criminalize all abortions by…

Jessica Wakeman | February 15, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Today’s Lady News: Judge Rules “Fetal Personhood” Ballot Initiative Is Misleading

A Nevada judge has ruled that a fetal personhood ballot initiative, which seeks to criminalize abortion by declaring a fertilized egg a “person,” is misleading and fails to explain…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Mississippi’s “Fetal Personhood” Amendment Fails

That’s a relief.

Mississippi voters failed to pass an anti-abortion “fetal personhood” amendment, which would have defined the beginning of life at conception and therefore criminalized all abortions

Jessica Wakeman | November 9, 2011 - 11:00 am

Mississippi To Vote On Fetal Personhood Amendment Which Would Outlaw Birth Control And IVF

Tomorrow, Election Day, voters in Mississippi will vote on a fetal personhood amendment to define a fetus as a person in the state constitution, thereby criminalizing all abortion. Initiative 26…

Jessica Wakeman | November 7, 2011 - 3:40 pm

Today’s Lady News: Anti-Abortion Group Compares Fetuses To Slaves

Personhood Colorado, an anti-abortion group that tries to get fetuses designated as “people” so that abortion is legally considered murder, has a controversial new campaign comparing fetuses to slaves.

Jessica Wakeman | August 20, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Attack Of The Killer Pregnant Women!

On Tuesday, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow a pregnant woman to use deadly force if someone threatens the life of her or the fetus

Jessica Wakeman | April 15, 2010 - 11:10 am

Today’s Lady News: ACLU Challenges Nevada’s Attempt To Call A Fetus A “Person”

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in Nevada Supreme Court on Friday to challenge a ballot initiative seeking to ban abortions by calling a fetus a “person.”…

Jessica Wakeman | March 29, 2010 - 8:30 pm