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1/10/2011 - Sheriff Decries Consequences of Inflammatory "Vitriol" After Tucson Shooting
Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords is fighting for her life in a Tucson hospital after having been shot in the head by a gunman while she conducted a "Congress on Your Corner" event in front of a market. Although she was listed in very critical condition after surgery, Dr....

11/3/2010 - Colorado Personhood Ballot Initiative Overwhelmingly Defeated
In a strong victory for reproductive rights, the Colorado ballot initiative Amendment 62 was defeated by an overwhelming margin of 2-to-1 on Tuesday night....

10/28/2010 - Mississippi Personhood Amendment to Appear on Fall 2011 Ballot
On Tuesday, Hinds County Judge Malcolm Harrison ruled against the ACLU and Planned Parenthood in a case that sought to remove a "Personhood Amendment," an anti-abortion initiative, from ballots next year in Mississippi....

9/28/2010 - CO Sued Over Voter Guide Personhood Language
Supporters of a Colorado ballot initiative that could ban abortion statewide filed a lawsuit last week alleging that the state's legislative guide is providing voters with biased and incorrect information about the initiative....

5/5/2010 - Marshall Will Face Runoff in NC, Brunner Loses OH Primary
Two women Secretaries of State, both feminists, put in strong performances in the first Democratic primaries of the election season for US Senate....

4/6/2010 - NV Supreme Court to Hear Personhood Initiative Challenge
The Nevada state Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case that seeks to overturn a lower court ruling and place a so-called "personhood" amendment on the fall ballot....

4/5/2010 - Personhood Initiative to be on Ballot in MS
The Mississippi Secretary of State announced late last week that a so-called "personhood" initiative will be on the state ballot in the fall elections....

3/29/2010 - CO Personhood Initiative Will Be on November Ballot
A so-called "personhood" ballot initiative, Amendment 62, will again be on the Colorado ballot in the November elections....

3/22/2010 - CO Personhood Initiative May be on Fall Ballot
Personhood Colorado submitted approximately 45,000 more signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State in support of their proposed ballot initiative last week....

3/18/2010 - Idaho Legislature Passes "Conscience" Bill
Idaho's House of Representatives passed a "conscience clause" bill this week, which will allow health care professionals to deny access to contraception, abortion, stem-cell, end-of-life treatment or medication on the basis of their conscience....

3/5/2010 - CO Personhood Initiative Petition Drive Falling Short
The Colorado Secretary of State announced Wednesday that the petition drive to put "personhood" on the state ballot has not gathered enough signatures....

2/18/2010 - NH House Rejects Fetus as Person Bill
The New Hampshire state House voted 219 to 122 yesterday against a bill that treated a fetus as a person for the purposes of homicide....

2/17/2010 - Signatures Submitted for New CO Personhood Initiative
Signatures were submitted Friday in support of a new so-called "personhood" ballot initiative in Colorado....

2/11/2010 - Personhood at Issue in NH Bill
The New Hampshire state House postponed a vote yesterday on a bill that treats a fetus as a person for the purposes of homicide....

2/5/2010 - Lawsuit filed to Force 'Personhood' Vote in MS
The group currently leading a "personhood" ballot measure petition drive in Mississippi filed a lawsuit in federal court this week seeking clarification of a law that could derail their efforts to fulfill the state petition requirements....

1/8/2010 - Nevada Judge Rejects Personhood Initiative Petition
A Nevada judge ruled that a "personhood" amendment petition can not be circulated because it is too vague and violates a state law that limits the ballot measure questions to one subject....

11/30/2009 - Legal Challenge of Alaska Personhood Initiative Filed
A lawsuit was filed last week that challenges a so-called "personhood initiative" petition in Alaska....

11/23/2009 - Anti-Choice Groups Oppose Nevada Personhood Initiative
Four anti-choice groups released a statement last week opposing a personhood initiative petition that is currently gathering signatures in Nevada....

10/28/2009 - Proposed Colorado Initiative to Define Eggs as People
A new ballot measure campaign in Colorado seeks to legally define eggs, not just embryos, as people....

10/27/2009 - Michigan Anti-abortion Personhood Initiative Introduced
Michigan congressmen Jim Slezak (D-50) and Paul Scott (R-51) have introduced a "personhood amendment" that could virtually outlaw abortion in the state if approved by voters....

10/22/2009 - Anti-Abortion Personhood Initiative Filed in Nevada
Conservative group Personhood Nevada, led by Richard Ziser, has filed a ballot initiative with the secretary of state's office that would outlaw abortion....

9/25/2009 - Ballot Language in Personhood Initiative Approved
The Florida Secretary of State's office approved ballot language this week for a so-called personhood initiative proposed by Personhood Florida and the American Life League....

9/24/2009 - Wisconsin Anti-Choice Protestors Target Contraception
The anti-choice campaign 40 Days for Life began its series of nationwide protests yesterday, with demonstrations scheduled to take place in more than 200 cities in 45 states and 5 Canadian provinces....

9/14/2009 - Petition Circulating for Florida "Personhood" Initiative
A campaign was launched Friday in Florida to put a constitutional amendment on the state's 2010 ballot that would legally define fertilized embryos as people....

9/9/2009 - Montana Anti-Abortion Petition Approved
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock approved a proposed ballot measure that aims to constitutionally define fertilized eggs as people in the state....