Posts Tagged fetal personhood

Quick Hit: Mississippi’s “Personhood” amendment likely to pass

On November 8, voters in Mississippi will vote on a constitutional amendment declaring a fertilized egg to be a person. As election day approaches, the New York Times reports on the final push:

The amendment in Mississippi would ban virtually all abortions, including those resulting from rape or incest. It would bar some birth control methods, including IUDs and “morning-after pills” that prevent fertilized eggs from implanting in the uterus. It would also outlaw the destruction of embryos created in laboratories.

The amendment has been endorsed by candidates for governor from both major parties, and it appears likely to pass, said W. Martin Wiseman, director of the John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University. Legal challenges would surely ...

On November 8, voters in Mississippi will vote on a constitutional amendment declaring a fertilized egg to be a person. As election day approaches, the New York Times reports on the final push:

The amendment in Mississippi ...

Three Controversial Propositions Rejected

In yesterday’s elections, three rather juicy propositions were considered by three different states, and all three were rejected, some by margins wider than others. Let’s consider:

First, Colorado voted against its horrible fetal personhood amendment at the definitive  rate of 3-1. Amendment 62, the so-called “personhood” amendment, which would define “personhood” as beginning at “biological development” in an underhanded attempt to restrict women’s access to safe abortion services and reduce their reproductive agency, was defeated for the second time by a large margin.  Thankfully, Colorado rejected this dangerous amendment but we have to remain on watch because if history has taught us anything, it’s that right-wing extremists will be back, pushing these measures and ...

In yesterday’s elections, three rather juicy propositions were considered by three different states, and all three were rejected, some by margins wider than others. Let’s consider:

First, Colorado voted against its horrible ...

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