When fetuses are given the same legal rights as people, pregnant women pay the price.
The word "servitude" is defined as "slavery: a condition in which one lacks liberty... to determine one's course of action or way of life"--Merriam-Webster. Hold that thought.
Mike Pence, Republican nominee for Vice President, is a personhood believer, demanding full legal rights--for every fertilized human egg. This is no casual opinion; the former Governor of Indiana intends to impose his belief on America.
But Glenn wouldn't talk to Marcus. And The Denver Post's John Frank has been trying to talk to Glenn about his abortion stance
Glenn's support of personhood, which would outlaw all abortion, even exceptions for rape and incest, apparently stems from
But, unfortunately for Graham, he already won over the three pro-choice Republicans with his other stands, like his support
Hillary Clinton's or Sanders' election as president might well ensure a left of center bent on the Supreme Court. But even a flip of the Senate into Democratic hands would not unshackle residents in many states from regressive laws enacted by state legislatures and signed by doctrinaire conservative governors.
Choice issues will continue to impregnate political debate as we head toward November for the simple reason that women, a huge swing voting bloc in Colorado, care about candidates' positions on abortion. Of course they do. That's common sense.
Colorado's Republican Senator, Cory Gardner, spent a good chunk of his 2014 election campaign telling us that the Life at Conception Act was really nothing more than a symbolic statement, when, in fact, it is federal personhood legislation that would ban all abortion, even for rape.
Before Wednesday's Republican debate in Colorado, home of the personhood movement, it's worth a quick review of the top GOP candidates' positions on personhood laws, which would ban abortion by giving legal rights to zygotes (fertilized eggs).
On behalf of Coloradans - Democrats, Republicans, and Unaffiliated voters alike - I'd like to welcome the 2016 Republican Presidential candidates to our proudly pro-choice state. Support for reproductive rights cuts across party lines here and is an historic, mainstream value.
Let's fund access to birth control and increase women's access to preventive health care, rather than de-funding Planned Parenthood, which provides low cost access to health care for millions of women (and men).
What does a smart and socially savvy comedy writer, actor, and producer like Seth MacFarlane do when he wants to say something relevant about the moral progress of humanity and deliver it to a large audience? Write it into the sequel of his wildly popular 2012 hit comedy film.
Denver City Council races are supposed to be all sweet and nonpartisany, and part of me really wishes they could be that way. But if you want to have a full pictures of a candidate, you'd be stupid to ignore their partisan history. Here's a case in point.
For most of his political career, Congressman Mike Coffman took a hard-line position against any rape or incest exception to his anti-abortion stance. But facing a tough reelection campaign in 2013, he issued a statement that he favored such exception. But he's never explained why his position changed.
Last year, Colorado voters defeated by a 2-1 margin a "personhood" amendment that aimed to outlaw all abortions and many forms of birth control. A similar bill in deep-red North Dakota also went down in flames at the ballot box. So that means that abortion rights are safe in America, right? Sadly, no.