Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision (1973)

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Roe v. Wade that a right to privacy under the 14th Amendment extended to a women’s decision to have an abortion. Threat: Anti-abortion Members of Congress have introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal and essentially overturn Roe v. Wade. In 2011, over 1,000 pieces of legislation have been introduced and 162 bills have been passed at the state level to restrict access to abortion and/or family planning. Advancement … [Read More...]

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Personhood USA Spokesperson Admits Mississippi Amendment Would Affect Birth Control

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By Virginia Chamlee, The Florida Independent Despite past statements to the contrary, some “fetal personhood” supporters are now admitting that, if enacted, their legislation would likely not only outlaw abortion, but some forms of birth control, as well. Supporters of Mississippi’s “personhood” bill have long argued that it would only outlaw abortion, but many critics say that the … [Read More...]

I Hope I Get Pregnant in Mississippi

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By Abigail Collazo, Fem 2.0 Next week, Mississippi residents will get to vote on Proposition 26, the “Personhood Amendment.” This would amend the Mississippi state constitution to include in its definition of “persons” all human beings from the moment of fertilization, cloning or functional equivalent thereof. In Mississippi at least, the question of when does life begin would be … [Read More...]

Wisconsin Rep Planning “Personhood” Bill to Criminalize Abortion

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By Sofia Resnick, The American Independent The “personhood movement” has recently grown legs in Wisconsin, where state Rep. Andre Jacque (2nd Assembly District) has promised to introduce a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would change the definition of a person to include “preborn” babies. The intended effect of “personhood” amendments is to criminalize abortion; many … [Read More...]