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‘Personhood’ bill introduced in Virginia

By | 12.01.11 | 6:52 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Undaunted by the failure of similar initiatives across the country, Virginia legislator Bob Marshall has introduced a bill that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.

Mississippi governor expresses doubt about voting for Personhood

By | 11.04.11 | 3:25 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Mississippi’s “fetal personhood” amendment has been endorsed by every major candidate for governor and attorney general — but the state’s current governor, Haley Barbour, just might vote against it.

Fight over ‘fetal personhood’ reveals fractures in movement to outlaw abortion

By | 10.26.11 | 3:47 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Though support for “fetal personhood” measures seems to be growing across the country, an examination of the movement’s detractors reveals an interesting personhood foe — pro-lifers who say the effort to ban abortion could backfire.

Anti-abortion-rights groups prepared to push state fetal heartbeat bills

By | 10.17.11 | 4:57 pm | More from The Florida Independent

As state legislatures prepare for new sessions, anti-abortion groups are getting ready to push state-level bills that would force women to hear a fetal heartbeat before undergoing an abortion.

Bachmann, Santorum use public appearances to talk abortion

By | 10.05.11 | 11:14 am | More from The Florida Independent

Though all of the current Republican presidential hopefuls have touted their pro-life stances in recent months, perhaps none have been as vocal as Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum.

Florida Catholic Conference’s ‘Offenses Against Unborn Children’ bill introduced in state Legislature

By | 09.27.11 | 9:25 am | More from The Florida Independent

State legislators have introduced a new bill that has been popular among anti-abortion advocates for years. The bill would redefine the death of a “viable fetus” as the death of an “unborn child,” and would also change laws for vehicular manslaughter involving a pregnant woman.

VIDEO: National Right to Life says Planned Parenthood health services a ‘marketing ploy’

By | 07.20.11 | 9:46 am | More from The Florida Independent

In a new video aimed at Planned Parenthood, National Right to Life President Carol Tobias claims to show the “real facts” about the organization, whom she says does “evil” and uses its health care services as “a marketing ploy.” #

Abby Johnson adds to anti-abortion-rights résumé with new blogging gig

By | 06.22.11 | 4:23 pm

Former Planned Parenthood clinic director and converted anti-abortion rights activistAbby Johnson has a new credential to add to her post-Planned Parenthood résumé: anti-abortion-rights blogger.

This week the anti-abortion-rights blog founder and editor Steven Erteltannounced that Johnson will be “guest-blogging” on the site, to join the slew of More…

Anti-abortion rights group asks for more money to lead ‘grassroots uprising’ to defund Planned Parenthoods

By | 06.16.11 | 1:57 pm

This article was updated at 3 p.m. to include a link from The Florida Independent.

“Grassroots uprising” is how Americans United for Life (AUL) has described recentstate efforts to defund Planned Parenthood affiliates. In one of two emails sent to supporters Thursday, Charmaine Yoest, president and CEO of the More…

U.S. House passes ban on tax subsidies for health insurance plans that include abortion coverage

By | 05.04.11 | 5:18 pm

The U.S. House Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure that repeals part of the year-old Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and would, among several provisions, ban tax subsidies for private health insurance plans that include abortion as a covered service; prevent citizens from deducting abortion as a medical expense More…