Posts Tagged ‘mississippi’

Conservative group aims to ‘clean up’ voter rolls

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments
A right-wing group has announced it will “pressure states and localities” through lawsuits, if necessary, “to clean up voter registration rolls pursuant to Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).” The group claims that several states have voters on their registration rolls who are ineligible to vote. (more…)

AINN reporters discuss personhood, Va. could become first state to define life at conception

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by The American Independent 9 Comments

On Tuesday, the Virginia House passed a bill that would declare unborn fetuses people, thus banning abortion — and potentially certain forms of contraception or fertility methods — upon the overturning of any U.S. Supreme Court precedent protecting a woman’s constitutional right to privacy. This positions Virginia — which now has a Republican super-majority — to become the first state to enact a fetal personhood measure, which supporters hope will lead the Supreme Court to revisit the constitutionality of abortion rights. (more…)

Virginia House passes ‘fetal personhood’ legislation

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

A bill written to outlaw abortion by granting legal rights to fertilized eggs passed the Virginia House yesterday, a move that is sure  to lend confidence to “fetal personhood” groups across the country — including Florida’s. (more…)

Family Research Council backs ‘personhood’ amendment in Florida

Posted on: January 11th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

The Personhood Florida logo (Photo: personhoodfl.com)

Personhood Florida received a major endorsement this week from the Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins. The announcement is significant for the Florida affiliate of Personhood USA, which wants to place a “fetal personhood” amendment on the Sunshine State’s 2014 ballot. (more…)

Abortion foes to try to pass ‘personhood’ bill through Mississippi Legislature after failure in ballot box

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments
Though voters soundly rejected a state “fetal personhood” measure that appeared on Mississippi’s November 2011 ballot, reps for Personhood USA say they still have hope — in the state’s legislature.

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DNC launches campaign against GOP-led voter-restriction laws

Posted on: December 5th, 2011 by The American Independent 2 Comments
The Democratic National Committee launched an online campaign last week to educate voters about what the group calls efforts that aim “to restrict voting purely for partisan gain.”

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‘Personhood’ bill introduced in Virginia

Posted on: December 1st, 2011 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Personhood USA co-founder Keith Mason (Photo: personhoodusa.com)

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. (more…)

Herman Cain will join Haley Barbour in Sarasota, Fla.

Posted on: November 14th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments

Herman Cain has announced that he will attend the Republican Party of Sarasota’s “Statesman of the Year” dinner, to honor Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour. (more…)