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NYT Report: Prosecuting Moms for Drug Use Is Personhood in Disguise

by on April 26 2012, 2:43PM

Legislators can easily conjure up stories, with accompanying stereotypes, about crack-addicted babies and their mothers, but what’s really behind the antagonism toward moms?

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality, /NOW, Personhood

Bad and Good News on Women's Right to Reproductive Health

Bad and Good News on Women’s Right to Reproductive Health

by Akiba Solomon on January 23 2012, 9:21AM

The bad news: According to a new report, anti-choice laws hit a near-record high in 2011. The good news: The Obama administration didn’t buckle to conscience clause bullies hoping to deny women copay-free birth control.

Topics: Gender, Health, Personhood

Mississippi Votes No on Initiative 26, but Zygote-Rights Zealots Press On

Mississippi Votes No on Initiative 26, but Zygote-Rights Zealots Press On

by Akiba Solomon on November 9 2011, 3:18PM

Like the Energizer Bunny, the eggs-as-people movement plans to keep going and going and going. Thankfully, so do the folks who continually defeat them.

Topics: Gender, Health, Personhood

Mississippi Ballot Initiative Fights for the Rights of Fertilized Eggs

Mississippi Ballot Initiative Fights for the Rights of Fertilized Eggs

by Akiba Solomon on November 4 2011, 2:32PM

If the state votes yes on Amendment 26, fertilized eggs will be deemed people. Abortion will be illegal, even in cases of rape, incest and pregnancies that could kill the mother.

Topics: Gender, Personhood

How Personhood Mississippi Perverts Black History to Fight Abortion

How Personhood Mississippi Perverts Black History to Fight Abortion

by Akiba Solomon on September 9 2011, 12:15PM

Personhood Mississippi, the group behind the anti-choice ballot initiative Amendment 26, is the latest group to hijack racial justice history for a profoundly unjust cause. This sleaze has got to stop.

Topics: Gender, Personhood