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Kansas House set to introduce “personhood” amendment

Adding it to the ton of other states where the fertilized-egg-as-person a.k.a. “personhood” amendments are in the works, but this one could actually result in something. Via AP:

Twenty-five Kansas House members have agreed to sponsor a proposed “personhood” amendment to the state constitution to ban abortion and are close to introducing it, the leader of a group pursuing the measure said Friday.

[...] The proposal would amend the state constitution’s Bill of Rights, to declare that Kansas guarantees “the inalienable rights” of every person, starting with fertilization of the human egg. The Personhood Kansas Committee, the Wichita-area group advocating the measure, sees it as a potential challenge to Roe v. Wade, ...

Adding it to the ton of other states where the fertilized-egg-as-person a.k.a. “personhood” amendments are in the works, but this one could actually result in something. Via AP:

Twenty-five Kansas House members have agreed to ...

Tomorrow: Mississippi tries to re-define “person”

Tomorrow, November 8, 2011, Mississippians have the chance to vote on an amendment to their state Constitution that might enable them to redefine the term person. They question on the ballot, will read:

“Should the term ‘person’ be defined to include every human being from the moment of fertilization, cloning, or the functional equivalent thereof?”

We’ve covered this story several times in the past few weeks, but this amendment will be voted on tomorrow and I just wanted to share my rage and drum up some feminist rage at this blatant attack on reproductive justice.

Ultimately, the proponents of this amendment plan to use it as a means to overturn Roe v. Wade in the state of ...

Tomorrow, November 8, 2011, Mississippians have the chance to vote on an amendment to their state Constitution that might enable them to redefine the term person. They question on the ballot, will read:

“Should the term ‘person’ ...

How Mississippi’s personhood measure will hurt pregnant women

Last week Maya wrote about an absurd and dangerous personhood measure that is poised to pass in Mississippi. On November 8th, Mississippi will vote on a constitutional amendment that would define a fertilized egg as a person, effectively banning abortion and causing a whole host of threats to the health and rights of Mississippi citizens. Maya also pointed out that the pursuit of personhood measures isn’t exactly a new tactic in the anti-choice movement. Opponents of reproductive freedom have been using “egg as person” arguments to chip away at abortion rights for years.

That’s why it’s so important that the pro-choice and repro justice communities face this measure, commonly known as Ballot Measure 26 or the “Personhood Amendment”,  ...

Last week Maya wrote about an absurd and dangerous personhood measure that is poised to pass in Mississippi. On November 8th, Mississippi will vote on a constitutional amendment that would define a fertilized egg ...

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