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  • When it comes to personhood, science is a ‘category error’

    07/09/2014 12:35:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 07/08/2014 | Jeffrey Weiss
    (RNS) Arthur Caplan is the nation’s most quoted medical ethicist for a couple of reasons: He knows his stuff. And he’s unusually accessible. But even Homer nods.Arthur L. Caplan is the head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center. Creative Commons image by Pete Wright In an essay in the upcoming issue of Free Inquiry magazine about the contraception and abortion debate, Caplan makes what the philosophers call a “category error.” In it, he tries to bring science into the argument about personhood. As Caplan frames the issue:“When does human life begin? For those...
  • The Central Question in the Abortion Debate is Still: Is This a Human Being?

    07/08/2014 10:06:52 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/8/14 | Ben Williamson
    It is absolutely critical that the issue dividing the pro-lifers and abortion advocates be clarified and not muddled by irrelevancies. As author Scott Klusendorf points out in The Case for Life: “If you think a particular argument for elective abortion begs the question regarding the status of the unborn, here’s how to clarify things: Ask if this particular justification for abortion also works as a justification for killing toddlers. If not, the argument assumes that the unborn are not fully human.” (The Case for Life, p. 25, para. 1). Since hardly anybody appeals to bodily rights, economic conveniences, or rights...
  • New Lawsuit Seeks 'Legal Personhood' For a Chimpanzee

    12/02/2013 3:49:47 PM PST · by lbryce · 38 replies
    The Verge ^ | December 2, 2013 | Katie Drummond
    An animal rights group is taking to the courts in an effort to seek personhood for a chimpanzee. In a lawsuit filed today in Fulton County, New York, the Nonhuman Rights Project demands that "Tommy" — a privately owned chimp who lives on a reindeer farm in the state — be freed from his owners and moved to a sanctuary. According to the group, they'll also file two additional lawsuits seeking sanctuary for chimps in other parts of the state. Those chimps are Kiko, living at a nonprofit center, and Hercules and Leo, being used for research at Stony Brook...
  • Are You for 4th Trimester Abortions?

    08/19/2013 11:28:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/19/2013 | Steve Deace
    This video from the Media Research Center is tragic on many levels. The video portrays MRC's clever attempt to get people to sign a petition in favor of "fourth trimester abortions," using all the same phony-baloney propaganda spewed by advocates for the child killing industry. And several times on camera it works. Sure, a couple of people question the petition. One gentleman refuses to sign and asks the MRC staffer if he'll attend his Bible study with him instead. Another young lady says that's killing a live human being so she can't sign on. But other than those rare exceptions,...
  • ND lawmakers define life as starting at conception

    03/22/2013 11:04:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 23, 2013 1:29 AM EDT | James MacPherson
    North Dakota didn’t set out to become the abortion debate's new epicenter. It happened by accident, after a legislative caucus that once vetted abortion bills languished, leaving lawmakers to propose a flurry of measures—some cribbed from Wikipedia—without roadblocks. … Lawmakers on Friday took a step toward outlawing abortion altogether in the state by passing a so-called personhood resolution that says a fertilized egg has the same right to life as a person. The House’s approval sends the matter to voters, who will decide whether to add the wording to the state’s constitution in November 2014. It’s one of several anti-abortion...
  • North Dakota Moves Toward Passage of Pro-Life Personhood Amendment

    02/10/2013 8:13:54 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 5 replies
    New American ^ | Feb 10, 2013 | Dave Bohon
    The North Dakota state Senate approved an amendment last Thursday that would protect unborn babies from the moment of conception. The proposed “personhood” amendment (SCR 4009) declares that “the inalienable right to life of every human being at any stage of development must be recognized and protected.” The Senate also passed another bill (SB 2303) meant to ensure that “the protection that our criminal laws afford to victims of crimes extends to all human beings born and unborn.” The amendment's sponsor, Republican State Senator Margaret Sitte, said she intended the measure to serve as “a direct challenge to Roe v....
  • Abortion classified as murder if bill becomes law in Iowa

    02/07/2013 5:15:30 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 34 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | Feb. 6, 2013 | O. Kay Henderson
    A group of Republican legislators has introduced legislation that would make all abortions illegal in Iowa and any doctor who performs an abortion in Iowa would face murder charges. “What the bill does is it defines what a person is,” says Representative Tom Shaw, a Republican from Laurens who is the bill’s lead sponsor. “We put it right underneath our murder statute. This is in keeping with Roe v Wade where Justice Blackman said that if the state ever defined the fetus to be a person, then, of course, it would have all the protections of the 14th amendment. ...”...
  • Court: Marin man can't use corporate personhood to beat carpool lane ticket

    01/08/2013 12:42:38 PM PST · by Theoria · 7 replies
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | 08 Jan 2013 | Will Jason
    Corporations may have many of the same rights as people, but those rights do not include riding in the carpool lane in Novato. That was the message Monday at Marin County Superior Court traffic hearing, where San Rafael activist Jonathan Frieman appeared to contest a $489 carpool fine. His argument? He was not riding alone in the carpool lane on Highway 101 in October, as alleged by police, because his corporation -- a stack of papers named "JoMiJO Foundation" -- was riding shotgun. Therefore, he was obeying the signs reading, "2 or more persons per vehicle." His lawyer, Ford Greene...
  • CO Personhood Coalition turns in 121,000 signatures - CONGRATULATIONS!

    08/07/2012 3:44:55 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 8 replies
    SelfGovernment.US ^ | Aug. 7, 2012
    The Colorado Personhood Coalition submitted more than 121,000 signatures to the secretary of state on Monday to again put Personhood on the November ballot. Only 86,000 valid signatures were needed. Congratulations Colorado!
  • Defending Life within the Boundaries of the Constitution

    08/04/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies
    Live Action News ^ | 8/1/12 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Monday, we discussed how interpreting the Constitution from an originalist perspective reveals that there is no constitutional right to abortion. I concluded that post by challenging pro-choicers to put constitutionalism above ideology and demonstrate whether they recognize any areas where their agenda must yield to higher principles, such as judicial honesty. In the interest of fairness and clarity, today we’ll turn that question around: what constitutional limits must pro-lifers recognize while pursuing our goals?The first, obviously, is the prospect of pro-life judicial activism. As Justice Antonin Scalia told CNN’s Piers Morgan earlier this month: Just as the pro-choice people...
  • 69-year-old pro-life Personhood petitioner attacked, suffers broken hip

    07/04/2012 11:31:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 51 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/4/12 | Angela O’Brien
    DENVER, CO, July 4, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) —Days after Personhood USA president Keith Mason’s home was attacked in the night leaving his wife and children traumatized, a Personhood volunteer, 69-year-old Everett Stadig, was assaulted, sustaining a broken hip. On Saturday, Stadig – a soft-spoken and slender gentleman - was thrown off his bicycle while peacefully gathering signatures for the Personhood amendment in Colorado, and as a result has had to undergo surgery to replace part of his hip. Stadig stopped outside a grocery store to invite people to sign the Personhood petition. One woman expressed interest in signing, but had...
  • Personhood founder’s home attacked at night, children terrorized

    07/02/2012 3:50:58 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 27 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/2/12 | John-Henry Westen
    DENVER, CO, July 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - From the gunning down of a pro-life picketer in Michigan in 2009, to the filmed attack on pro-lifers in New Mexico in 2011, to another filmed attack in Washington last week, violent assault against pro-life Americans are on the rise.  Another pro-lifer was attacked last Tuesday, but this time at his home, with his wife and children terrorized in the middle of the night. Personhood USA Founder and President Keith Mason and his wife Jennifer have three young children from eight years old on down, and a fourth child due next month. ...
  • Gay-marriage backers seek to turn tide in votes in 4 states

    06/18/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2012 | Cheryl Wetzstein
    Gay marriage dominates the list of “social-issue” ballot measures going to voters this year, with amendments for and against same-sex unions up in four “blue” states: • In Minnesota, voters will be asked to amend their state constitution to say that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. Amendments like this have already passed in 31 states, including North Carolina in May. The Minnesota Marriage Protection Amendment was put on the ballot by lawmakers in 2011, a few months after Republicans took over the state Legislature for the first time in 38 years. • In Maine, gay-marriage...
  • Do we know what’s human? We’ve been wrong before

    05/01/2012 4:18:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/1/12 | André Schutten
    May 1, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Last month marked the 147th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. On the evening of April 14th, 1865 he was shot in the head and succumbed to the wound on the morning of April 15th. I finished reading a 700-page biography of this man, this heroic character who fought so hard for the end of slavery in America. And I was reminded of that political struggle on Thursday evening as I listened to the House of Commons debate over MP Stephen Woodworth’s Motion 312. Mr. Woodworth stood on Thursday afternoon to present his motion to the...
  • LightSquared: 'There's Too Much at Stake to Walk Away'

    03/19/2012 10:11:02 AM PDT · by bigbob · 12 replies
    Wireless Week ^ | 3-19-12 | Maisie Ramsay
    LightSquared made it clear on Friday that it's not going down without a fight. The FCC's decision to stop it from launching its wireless network violated its constitutional rights, it said, vowing to find a way to move forward. "I want to make one thing clear: We are not going away," LightSquared regulatory affairs executive Jeff Carlisle said during a call with reporters. "We know there's too much at stake here to just walk away." After LightSquared was unable to fix major problems with GPS interference, the FCC decided last month to void LightSquared's waiver for its wholesale terrestrial-satellite LTE...
  • Bringing 'Alien Torts' to America

    03/01/2012 11:48:15 AM PST · by Martin_Schmidt · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/28/2012 | David B. Rivkin Jr., and Lee Casey
    This Tuesday the Supreme Court will hear arguments in two cases that should interest every U.S. company doing business overseas, and especially those operating in the developing world. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. and Mohamed v. Palestinian Authority raise the issue of whether corporations can be sued for violations of international law under U.S. statutes, including the Alien Tort Statute. The ATS was adopted in 1789 by the first U.S. Congress. The statute permits suits by aliens in federal courts for certain alleged international-law violations, but it was moribund for nearly 200 years and its purpose remains opaque. The...
  • Va. "Personhood" Push Grinds to a Halt in Senate... for the remainder of 2012

    02/23/2012 5:18:00 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 7 replies
    The Slatest ^ | February 23, 2012 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ... state Senate voted to send the controversial proposal back to committee, a move that effectively kills the bill for the remainder of 2012. ... [T]he vote was 24-14 in favor of preventing the bill from coming up for an up-or-down vote... The measure, which would define the beginning of human life as at the moment of conception, was approved in the House earlier this month and a Senate committee, likewise, signed off on the effort earlier Thursday.
  • Social responsibility

    02/04/2012 10:31:53 PM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 1/31/12 | JIM AND DIANNE CANNON
    As Hutchinson News subscribers, we were saddened to read its editorial in the Jan. 23 edition titled "Socially irresponsible." In the United States each day over 3,800 little boys and girls are legally murdered through abortion. These children are human beings like your own child or grandchild. We read that little human beings in China, India and other areas are killed after birth because they are the wrong gender or an economic burden, much as U.S. babies are aborted daily when considered an economic or lifestyle liability by their parent(s). Ironically it seems acceptable to abort a child before birth,...
  • Mitt Romney skips third pro-life personhood event

    02/01/2012 4:29:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/1/12 | Ben Johnson
    WINTER PARK, FLORIDA, February 1, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Saturday, Mitt Romney skipped his third pro-life campaign event hosted by Personhood USA, this time in Florida. Romney’s rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum attended the event, which was simulcast on the organization’s website. Romney chose not to attend after turning down requests to participate in Personhood USA’s Iowa Tele-Town Hall, and Personhood USA’s Live Presidential Prolife Forum in South Carolina. While Ron Paul, who was not campaigning in Florida, also did not attend the Florida Personhood forum, he did attend the South Carolina event. The Iowa Tele-Town Hall was attended...
  • Comparison of Proposed Corporate Personhood Amendments

    01/17/2012 6:44:07 PM PST · by Son House · 3 replies
    Battleground Blog ^ | January 17, 2012 | Rick Staggenborg
    There are many amendments that have been proposed whose sponsors claim will abolish corporate personhood and/or declare that money is not free speech. Here is a discussion of the problems with the four types that have been introduced in Congress and of two that are being promoted by various groups and individuals to address these problems. EDWARDS-STYLE AMENDMENTS TO GIVE CONGRESS THE POWER TO REGULATE CORPORATE “FREE SPEECH” The Donna Edwards amendment is the prototype of a group of amendments that would if passed give Congress the power to regulate corporate money in campaigns. Others falling into this group include...
  • Democrats blast fetus 'personhood' bill in Va. House

    01/12/2012 4:58:48 PM PST · by blueyon · 21 replies · 2+ views
    The Virginia Pilot/Hampton Road.com ^ | 1/12/2012 | Bill Sizemore
    Democrats staged a pre-emptive rhetorical strike today against Republican legislation that they said seeks to outlaw abortion and might even put some forms of birth control in legal jeopardy. Del. Bob Marshall’s “personhood” bill, HB1 – the first piece of legislation introduced in the House this session – says that from the moment of conception, unborn children have “all the rights, privileges, and immunities available to other persons, citizens, and residents of this Commonwealth.” In a conference call with reporters this afternoon, Democratic lawmakers pounced on the bill. Del. Charniele Herring, D-Alexandria, called it “reckless and divisive” and “an abhorrent...
  • Planned Parenthood official: medical science is ‘irrelevant’ to question of when fetus is human

    01/12/2012 3:12:53 PM PST · by rhema · 22 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Jalsevac
    In a recent article that has to be read to be believed, Shannon Dea, co-president of Planned Parenthood Waterloo Region, responds to a call by a Canadian member of parliament to have a debate on the humanity of the unborn child, saying: “Medical science is irrelevant to the question of when a fetus becomes a human being — that matter is a legal and philosophical one, not a medical one.” Dea might as well have said that medical science is irrelevant to the question of whether or not a pig is a pig, or an elephant is an elephant, or...
  • Perry toughens anti-abortion stance

    12/28/2011 12:54:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ...What brought about the change? Perry said he was moved by a woman he met who appeared in former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's movie, "The Gift of Life," which he screened in Des Moines on Dec. 14. The woman has been conceived during a rape, and Perry said she told him, "My life has worth." He described the moment as "powerful." The next day, he signed the Personhood USA pledge. ….”Verwers asked Perry about his signature on a pledge from the anti-abortion group Personhood USA that requires candidates to oppose abortion for any reason. Verwers said Perry told him at...
  • Utah Supreme Court: fetuses are ‘minor children’

    12/22/2011 4:18:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 17 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/22/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SALT LAKE CITY, December 22, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Utah’s high court has ruled that the “plain language” of the legal term “minor child” includes children in the womb. The ruling was issued in the case of a Utah couple who was suing their doctor after their child was stillborn in 2006, saying that the doctor refused to induce labor in time. Although the justices were divided on the case, four agreed that unborn children should be classified as minor children. “In my view, a plain language reading reveals that the term ‘minor child,’ as used in this statute, includes an...
  • DEL. MARSHALL SAYS Tim Kaine Misrepresents HIS Personhood Bill

    12/13/2011 1:49:25 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies · 1+ views
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    FOR RELEASE: On Receipt (December 7, 2011) CONTACT: Del Bob Marshall, (703) 853-4213 Kaine 'Is Very Confused' DEL. MARSHALL SAYS Tim Kaine Misrepresents HIS Personhood Bill 'We already have enough people in Washington who vote on bills without ever reading them.' Del. Bob Marshall tonight (Wednesday, Dec. 7) accused Tim Kaine, the Democrats' presumptive 2012 candidate for the U.S. Senate, of mounting a "skewed attack on my personhood bill" in tonight's early-bird Senate debate in Richmond. "After seeing Tim Kaine's skewed attack on my personhood bill (HB1), it is obvious he is very confused," Marshall (R., 13th District) said. "First...
  • Life, Death, and Law in Mississippi

    11/12/2011 8:54:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2011 | Kathryn Lopez
    The morning after this month's relatively quiet (for most of us) Election Day, story after story arrived celebrating a pro-life defeat. "Mississippi Wins for Women!" The Daily Beast exclaimed. "Birth Control Remains Legal: Mississippi Voters Reject Draconian 'Personhood' Initiative," the National Organization for Women declared. "Our victory in Mississippi has already sent a strong message to extremists who will stop at nothing to outlaw abortion," the American Civil Liberties Union explained. Mississippi's personhood amendment, seeking to amend the state constitution's legal definition of a "person" to "include every human being from the moment of fertilization," lost at the ballot box....
  • Mississippi voters decide today if a woman's fertilized egg is a 'person'

    11/08/2011 5:17:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 8, 2011 | Andrew Malcom Political News & Commentary
    Here's a not-so-little something to keep your eyes on this evening when election returns start coming in from around the country. Much attention will likely be focused on Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich's government reprioritizing is under initiaitve attack and, according to latest polls, in serious danger of being tossed. But watch for results from Mississippi on something called Initiative 26 or MS 26. That's the so-called "personhood" measure. If passed, it would define a woman's fertilized egg as a person, which would have the likely effect of completely banning abortions without the specific ban on abortions that has encountered...
  • Life-at-fertilization initiative has hope in Miss.

    10/17/2011 11:33:57 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 2 replies
    Yahoo News/AP ^ | 10/17/11 | Emily Wagster Pettus
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where voters are being asked to approve an amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized. Supporters hope the so-called personhood initiative will succeed in a Bible Belt state that already has some of the nation's toughest abortion regulations and only a single clinic where the procedures are performed. The initiative is endorsed by both candidates in a governor's race that's being decided the same day. While Mississippi is the only state with...
  • The Fading “Bright Line” of Consciousness In Life & Death Decisions

    08/14/2011 9:59:19 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 7 replies
    Culture of Life Foundation ^ | August, 2011 | E. Christian Brugger, D.Phil.
    Most philosophical arguments against the personhood of embryos, fetuses or comatose patients focus on consciousness as the capacity that corresponds to the possession of moral value.  Conscious human beings, even minimally conscious, are obviously ‘one of us’ — have interests, feel pain, perceive objects, and can offer at least rudimentary gestures of self-report.  Since they are “persons” they should not be subjected to purely instrumental treatment such as lethal experimentation or deadly dosages of drugs.  Those who cannot exercise consciousness are either not yet persons (e.g., embryos) or no longer persons (e.g., irreversibly comatose patients). In end-of-life issues, all the...
  • Rick Perry: Abortion is a states’ rights issue ("You either believe in the 10th Amendment or Not")

    07/28/2011 6:03:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/28/2011 | Allahpundit
    A smart middle-ground play for independents, but I thought he was supposed to be the great evangelical hope. Last week he said he was “fine” with New York legalizing gay marriage before clarifying today that he’s not fine with gay marriage itself. (In fact, he supports a Federal Marriage Amendment.) Now this. Why would a social-conservative voter looking for a champion who has traction in the polls prefer him to, say, Bachmann?Maybe Perry’s willing to shed some votes in Iowa in exchange for picking some up in New Hampshire. Despite holding personal pro-life beliefs, Texas Gov. Rick Perry categorized abortion...
  • The nation of Chile protects the equal rights of all, even in the womb

    04/07/2011 10:27:55 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance
    AIPNews.com ^ | Feb., 2011 | Government of Chile
    Watch this great video on YouTube!
  • Endowed by Their Creator?: The Future of Constitutional Personhood[Trans-Human]

    03/10/2011 7:56:20 PM PST · by Palter · 7 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | 09 Mar 2011 | James Boyle
    Part I of this paper appears below.  To download the full paper, click here. Presently, Irving Weissman, the director of Stanford University's Institute of Cancer/Stem Cell Biology and Medicine, is contemplating pushing the envelope of chimera research even further by producing human-mouse chimera whose brains would be composed of one hundred percent human cells. Weissman notes that the mice would be carefully watched: if they developed a mouse brain architecture, they would be used for research, but if they developed a human brain architecture or any hint of humanness, they would be killed. [1] Imagine two entities.Hal is a computer-based artificial...
  • The trouble with unprincipled incrementalism and allowing for exceptions

    03/02/2011 10:50:39 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 6 replies
    Facebook ^ | Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | Rebecca Kiessling
    This is my response to Scott Klusendorf's blog on the subject:Hello Scott, thank you for bringing up these very important issues.  Many in the pro-life movement will insist that we remain silent on things that matter to us in order to have “unity.”  But the reality is that there is not unity within the pro-life movement on every issue and on strategy.  We may say we want unity, but really, we’d like everyone else to either agree with us, or keep it to themselves.  I think it’s beneficial for all to have logical discussions on issues involving strategy, and...
  • Pro-Life Flash Mob in Chicago Surprises "Walk for Choice"

    03/02/2011 3:06:55 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | feb 26, 2011
    Watch the video HERE.
  • Breaking: North Dakota House passes bill criminalizing killing unborn from conception

    02/12/2011 12:39:05 PM PST · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 2/11/11 | Kathleen Gilbert
    BISMARCK, North Dakota, February 11, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A strong majority of lawmakers in the North Dakota House of Representatives on Friday afternoon passed a law that would make it illegal to murder any human being from the moment of their conception.The Defense of Human Life Act, HB 1450, recognizes every human being at any stage of development as a person under state law with a right to protection.“The overwhelming community and legislative support for HB 1450 proves that North Dakota could be the first state to recognize the value and dignity of every living human being,” stated Representative...
  • Abortionist brutally murdered ‘hundreds’ of living newborns: clinic worker

    01/21/2011 4:23:23 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 134 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 20, 2011 | Kathleen Gilbert
    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, January 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - A massive, photograph-laden Grand Jury Report released Wednesday has detailed the bone-chilling practices of a Philadelphia abortionist, who clinic workers testified had delivered “hundreds” of living, breathing newborn children before severing their spinal cords or slitting their necks to complete the abortions. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell was arrested Wednesday for eight counts of murder. One of the charges was for the botched-abortion death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, a Nepalese refugee. The other seven were for children who police had discovered, by examining their remains, had been born alive and then killed. District Attorney R....
  • Ronald Reagan Endorses Personhood

    01/13/2011 2:24:44 PM PST · by EternalVigilance · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 12, 2011 | Ronald Reagan
    Watch this powerful video HERE.
  • Personhood petitions in all 50 states - approaching 1 million signatures

    01/10/2011 11:54:53 AM PST · by topher · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | January 10, 2011
    LifeSiteNews.com Life, Family and Culture News Personhood petitions in all 50 states - approaching 1 million signatures by LifeSiteNews.com Mon Jan 10 1:40 PM EST WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Personhood USA, a national pro-life organization dedicated to achieving legal recognition of the personhood rights of all human beings, including the unborn, has announced that it has achieved its goal of having personhood efforts underway in all 50 states. Personhood USA formed two years ago with the intent to assist grassroots volunteers across the country, helping them to start and coordinate efforts in their own communities to defend the...
  • Stem-Cell Fraud

    11/28/2010 5:11:53 PM PST · by raptor22 · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 28, 2010 | IBD staff
    Science: Supporters of California's failed 2004 stem-cell law will ask strapped taxpayers to support another $3 billion bond initiative in 2014. Maybe it's time to restore fiscal sanity as well as science to its rightful place. When it was passed in 2004, Proposition 71, with its $3 billion state fund and 10-year mandate for embryonic stem-cell research (ESCR), held out the promise of imminent miracle cures for everything from spinal disorders to Parkinson's. One campaign ad showed actor Christopher Reeve, aka Superman, asking California voters to "stand up for those who can't." Some six years later, with about $1.1 billion...
  • Pro-Life Measure Voted Down in Colo.

    11/03/2010 6:12:22 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 39 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov. 3, 2010 | Nathan Black
    Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected what was said to be the nation's only pro-life amendment. Personhood Amendment 62, which would have given human rights to the unborn, was defeated by a nearly 3-to-1 margin. This is the second time the pro-life measure was voted down. "Tonight’s victory sends a strong message that Colorado is a pro-choice state," Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Monica McCafferty told The Colorado Independent. After a failed attempt in 2008, "pro-life missionaries" and volunteers were optimistic this time around as they mobilized churches and the pro-life faithful. Language was also altered to define "person" to include "every human...
  • Teen Youtube Sensation Lia Mills Proves Personhood of Unborn in New Video

    10/27/2010 4:07:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 21 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10/27/10 | Patrick B. Craine
    TORONTO, Ontario, October 27, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – After proving the humanity of the unborn in an August video, teen pro-life orator Lia Mills has released a new video aiming to prove that the unborn are also “persons” by virtue of being human, as are other classes of humans who have been denied the status of ‘person’ in the past.The video, released Tuesday, comes out as Lia prepares to address the International Pro-Life Conference in Ottawa, taking place this Thursday through Saturday.  She will be joined by a star-studded cast of major leaders from the international pro-life movement, including North American...
  • Court Rules that Mississippi's Personhood Initiative Will be on 2011 Ballot

    10/26/2010 9:58:37 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 12 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Oct. 26, 2010
    JACKSON, MS - Today Judge Malcolm Harrison ruled in state circuit court that Personhood Mississippi can be on the state's ballot in the November 2011 election. This lawsuit was filed by the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who were seeking to keep Initiative 26 off the ballot, in spite of the fact that it received more than the required number of signatures.Personhood Mississippi is an organization working to prevent abortions by amending the state Constitution to include the unborn in the definition of "person." The organization gathered more than 100,000 signatures in support of the proposed...
  • Abortionist Fails His Own Imaginary “8th Grade Health Class”, Claims eggs are human beings

    10/25/2010 10:46:46 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 17 replies
    PersonhoodUSA ^ | Oct. 25, 2010 | Jennifer Mason
    http://durangoherald.com/sections/Features/Columnists/Population_Matters…Abortionist Richard Grossman falsely claimed in the Durango Herald that “Anyone who graduated from an eighth-grade health class knows that the start of the biological development is the human egg.”Dr. Grossman says that the problem with Colorado’s Amendment 62 is that it claims that my “eggs”– even those still safely ensconced in my ovaries – are people.Amendment 62 does not talk about eggs, nor does it apply to eggs. It applies to people. Amendment 62 simply says that the term ‘person’ shall apply to every human being. Does abortionist Grossman really believe that women have thousands of human beings hanging...
  • Video links Obama to 'Angel of Death'

    10/22/2010 7:53:09 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 5+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 10/19/10 | Bob Unruh
    A new YouTube video in support of Colorado's pro-life Amendment 62 – the only "personhood" amendment on 2010 ballots across the United States – links President Obama with the "Angel of Death." The ominous video urges support for the amendment that would declare an unborn child a "person" under state law – and eligible for all the protections the law gives a "person," from the beginning of development. The video has raised a stir, too, among those who support abortion. ~snip~ The campaign also is reaching out to voters with a gentler touch. The organization announced an endorsement from Pam...
  • Mother of Tim Tebow Endorses Colorado Personhood Amendment

    10/19/2010 12:57:08 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 19, 2010
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  • Stem CElls: Promise and Promise

    10/15/2010 11:23:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Investor's Business Daily staff
    Science: After decades of promises, the first clinical trial using human embryonic stem cells has begun. Again, the success stories using adult stem cells are ignored as ideology, and profit, triumph over science. The announcement by Geron Corp. on Monday that the first clinical trial using its embryonic stem cells to treat an actual human patient was under way sent its stock up 6.4%. Geron has the first FDA license to use embryonic stem cells to treat people, in this case a patient with a spinal cord injury. We wish the patient well, but using stem cells to treat disease...
  • Does pregnancy change a pro-abortion extremist's views?

    10/06/2010 7:28:21 PM PDT · by TheHawksNest · 60 replies
    NewsReal ^ | October 6, 2010 | Cassy Fiano
    Snipped from If You Can’t Play Tennis, You Aren’t A Person:Radical femisogynist Jessica Valenti recently gave birth to a little girl. And while I doubt this subject is one she’ll ever broach, I have to say, I would love to know her thoughts. See, I’m pregnant right now. I’ve heard my baby’s heartbeat. I’ve seen the heart beating on an ultrasound. I’ve seen my baby kick its little legs and suck its thumb. I felt my baby move for the first time just a few days ago. I know exactly what I’m carrying, and yes, it’s a person. I could...
  • BILL ESTABLISHES 2-1-1 NUMBER THAT COULD DIRECT WOMEN TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD AND ABORTION ‘SERVICES'

    09/21/2010 10:15:58 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 19 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | Sept. 21, 2010 | Katie Walker
    American Life League 21 September 2010 CONTACT: Katie Walker 540.659.4942| kwalker@all.org  Washington, DC  – A new bill scheduled to be pushed through the House Energy and Commerce Committee this week could become a referral service for Planned Parenthood, Judie Brown alerted American Life League supporters yesterday. H.R. 211 sets up a nationwide 2-1-1 phone number (similar to 9-1-1) that would be used as a referral mechanism for those seeking social services and volunteer opportunities. “In the hands of the Obama administration – Planned Parenthood’s very own marketing and outreach team – this number could easily be used to ‘help’ women...
  • Colorado Abortionists Launch Campaign against Personhood Ballot Initiative

    09/03/2010 4:32:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 6 replies · 3+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/3/10 | Kathleen Gilbert
    DENVER, Colorado, September 3, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion medical practitioners this week kicked off a campaign to snuff out the Colorado Personhood initiative, which aims to extend personhood to all human beings from the beginning of their biological development, as it heads to voters in November.Amendment 62, which has been certified for Colorado's ballot once again after a failed attempt in 2008, has drawn vitriol from abortion groups eager to dismiss embryonic human life as "fertilized eggs" unworthy of the dignity of personhood.A No on 62 rally drew about 100 abortion advocates to the steps of...
  • HUMAN ANIMALS … WHO’S EATING YOUR MEOW MIX?

    09/02/2010 10:59:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    American Life League ^ | 9/2/2010 | Judie Brown
    Many years ago we learned that Princeton’s own Professor Peter Singer had devised a method by which to excuse some human persons from the human race and welcome into it other entities which were in fact animals, not humans. As Professor Dianne Irving pointed out in a speech on the topic,  “Princeton’s Peter Singer—a ‘preference’ utilitarian…argues that some animals have more moral value than young human children or ill, disabled human adults.” Of course Singer is not alone. Most recently he has been joined by a cadre of animal rights activists who have brought their own spin to the question...