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Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ measures shrink the rights of women

Anti-abortion ‘personhood’ measures shrink the rights of women

Eight months pregnant, confused and suffering psychological disorders, Jessica Clyburn jumped from a fifth story window in South Carolina. According to the media, she had attempted unsuccessfully to commit suicide. According to the District Attorneys office, she had committed...

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November 6, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Personhood initiative lining up friends and foes

Personhood initiative lining up friends and foes

A version of the anti-abortion initiative soundly defeated by Colorado voters in 2008 is making its way to the 2010 ballot, this time reworked as an "egg-as-a-person" initiative. This new version would move the legal definition of a person further...

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October 27, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Personhood bill lays an egg in North Dakota Senate

Personhood bill lays an egg in North Dakota Senate

Out-of-state 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. But reproductive rights advocates...

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April 5, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Ann Coulter bushwacked on radio by conservative Christian abortion foes

Ann Coulter bushwacked on radio by conservative Christian abortion foes

Ultra-conservative Christian talk radio hosts are taking a new approach to getting their message out — ambushing right-wing pundit Ann Coulter over her support for 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who absolutist antiabortion activists accuse of being "willing to...

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March 30, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
Preventive reproductive health care pays off

Preventive reproductive health care pays off

This year is the 55th birthday of the birth control pill. It is also 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized birth control in Griswold v. Connecticut. Yet, debates over family planning and contraception are alive and widespread. Coloradans...

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March 25, 2009 Civil Rights, Health
Birth control bill passes Colorado House, moves on to governor’s desk

Birth control bill passes Colorado House, moves on to governor’s desk

Efforts to block a contraception bill shriveled today in the Colorado House after a series of weird and contentious legislative hearings and an unsuccessful attempt during a House floor debate Friday to add a poison pill amendment to...

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March 23, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
Birth control bill survives poison pill amendment

Birth control bill survives poison pill amendment

Colorado House Republicans failed in their attempt Friday to modify the Birth Control Protection Act that would re-define pregnancy as at the moment of conception. During the floor debate, bill co-sponsor Rep. Anne McGihon (D-Denver) derided the wrecking amendment...

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March 21, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
‘Personhood’ amendment likely to fizzle in Montana statehouse

‘Personhood’ amendment likely to fizzle in Montana statehouse

Conservative activists are celebrating the latest antiabortion bill to wind its way through a state legislature — this time in Montana — that seeks to challenge the landmark 1973 Roe vs Wade decision legalizing abortion. Except before they party hearty, a...

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March 6, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Harvey, Lundberg argue contraception kills on Senate birth control bill

Harvey, Lundberg argue contraception kills on Senate birth control bill

Semantics were the order of the day when conservative Republican state senators attempted to weaken a bill defining contraception arguing that the state must first define that "life begins at conception."...

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March 5, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
North Dakota House passes ‘egg as a person’ bill

North Dakota House passes ‘egg as a person’ bill

A controversial political tactic to ban some reproductive health services moved a step closer Tuesday. A bill to confer constitutional rights on fertilized human eggs passed the North Dakota state House Tuesday and moves on to the Senate. ...

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February 18, 2009 Blog, Health

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