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No 'Personhood' Amendments Will Appear on Any Ballot this Election Day [Roe V World]

Soup Not-si Paul Ryan may believe that human life begins at conception, but that view isn't quite as popular with the rest of sane America. Or the court system, apparently. After failing to pass Personhood in Mississippi last fall, not a one "Zygotes Are People, Too!" measure will be appearing on any state ballots this November 6th. Show More Summary

Ahead on the 8/21 Maddow show

Tonight's guests: Cristen Hemmins, organized opposition to Mississippi Personhood amendment in 2011 Bob Herbert, distinguished senior fellow at Demos public policy advocacy center and a contributor for PolicyShop.net

Man, I Miss Personhood: Mississippi Might Become The First State Without An Abortion Clinic

The Personhood Amendment may have been the first irksome anti-choice measure to come out of Mississippi, outlawing most forms of hormonal birth control in addition to abortion. But with news today that the state might become the first...Show More Summary

In Mississippi, a new push to end abortion

Mississippi got a lot of attention last year for its voter referendum on a “personhood amendment.” That measure would have declared life as beginning at fertilization, effectively outlawing abortion in the process. The voter referendum failed by a large margin. Show More Summary

Old Hickory vs. the forced-pregnancy Republicans

Brian McGowan explains why Andrew Jackson would be against a "personhood" amendment proposed by two Mississippi Republican state legislators to criminalize abortion, birth control and miscarriages in The Attack on Republicanism Jackson Free Press 03/07/2012.Sounds right to me.Tags: abortion, andrew jackson

Why the Mississippi personhood amendment self-imploded

Mississippi’s “Personhood Amendment” self-imploded and succumbed to an unexpected defeat last night. Analysts are already dissecting the reasons for the collapse of an initiative that seemed a sure thing just a few weeks ago. Read full article >>

Mississippi Legislature Trying Again For A Personhood Amendment

Republicans in Mississippi are hoping that second time's a charm for a "Personhood" amendment.

Oklahoma Democrat Adds ‘Every Sperm Is Sacred’ Amendment To Personhood Bill

Despite being rebuffed by voters in Mississippi and Colorado, proponents of the “personhood” movement are still pushing to enact legislation in states like Ohio and Oklahoma that would give zygotes the same rights as American citizens. These bills would not only criminalize abortion in all circumstances, they would also outlaw common forms of contraception, as [...]

Mississippi Doesn't Particularly Care If Voters Don't Want Personhood Amendment [Roe V World]

Immediately after voters in Mississippi, the most conservative state in the nation, rejected the proposed "personhood amendment," anti-abortion advocates vowed to continue their fight in other states across the country. It seemed like...Show More Summary

Four top GOP candidates would ban abortion in rape, incest

In November, 58 percent of voters in Mississippi rejected a so-called “personhood amendment,” which stated that human life begins at the moment of fertilization and gave human embryos all of the legal protections of a person. Destroying...Show More Summary

Anti-Choice Republican Candidates to Attend "Personhood" Forum

From The New York Times: The "personhood amendment," granting legal rights to human embryos, might have seemed to be a political nonstarter after voters in Mississippi, arguably the most conservative and anti-abortion state in the nation, rejected such a proposal last month. Show More Summary

Gingrich Calls For Personhood Amendment, Where Life Begins At Conception

Newt Gingrich wants a national personhood amendment, where life would legally begin at conception. This failed in Mississippi and is now being attempted in Georgia. Newt was addressing the Thanksgiving Family Forum.

Newt Gingrich Calls For A National Personhood Amendment

Newt Gingrich called for a national personhood amendment during the Thanksgiving Family Forum, which would define life as beginning at contraception. Earlier this month, voters in conservative Mississippi resoundingly rejected the state’s...Show More Summary

Poll: Mississippi happy to be in America

Back on Election Night, when Mississippi voters defeated the Personhood Amendment, Rachel asked me why I had expected the opposite result. Meet the latest Public Policy Polling results:

OBGYNs Don’t Agree On When Pregnancy Begins

The Personhood Amendment in Mississippi may have failed, but that doesn't mean even medical professionals are united on when pregnancy actually begins. A survey of OBGYNs found that answers were quite all over the place. More » Post from: Mommyish

Georgia Amendment Launches New And Improved Personhood Battle [Roe V World]

Earlier this month, some of the most conservative voters in the country defeated Mississippi's "Personhood" Amendment after determining that we shouldn't let zygotes in our super-exclusive "person" clique. (New rule: Everyone at theShow More Summary

Responding to a Pro-Abortion Columnist Kellie Quinn

The following is a response to excerpts from a column published by The Daily Collegian by Kellie Quinn. “On Nov. 8, voters in Mississippi shot down an amendment that would grant personhood rights to a fertilized human egg. This amendment, had it passed, would have labeled abortions as murder and would have subsequently banned almost [...]

Georgia To Attempt Personhood Amendment

It failed in Mississippi, but now Georgia is trying it. We’re told that two lawmakers intend to submit “personhood” resolutions – proposed constitutional amendments that would declare that life begins at fertilization, as would legal protection. Show More Summary

Zygote "Personhood" Heading to Georgia

Mississippi's attempt to grant fertilized eggs the same rights as adult humans may have failed last week, but that hasn't stopped legislators in another Southern state from taking up their own amendment on that matter. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Show More Summary

Rick Perry Dodges On Personhood

At an town hall campaign event in Kansas today with Gov. Sam Brownback (R), Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) declined to take a stand on the controversial anti-choice Personhood Amendment, which Mississippi voters rejected this month. Kansas is at the front lines of the war on a woman’s right to choose, but when Perry was [...]

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