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Mississippi Votes Against Personhood Amendment
2011-11-09 13:34:04

Voters in Mississippi decided against making abortion illegal in the state on Tuesday, making a statement that a fertilized egg is not a person. The "personhood" proposal (http://www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112416100/debate-over-personhood-amendment-heating-up/index.html) was intended to prompt a legal challenge aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade, which was the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a legal right to abortion. Personhood USA pushed the measured in Mississippi, and...

Debate Over 'Personhood Amendment' Heating Up
2011-11-05 05:10:04

Mississippi is set to vote on an amendment that would reportedly affirm that all fertilized eggs are people and make the destruction of an embryo murder, and the debate between those in favor of the measure and those in opposition to it is beginning to escalate, various media outlets reported Friday. According to an article written by Gary Pettus of The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi and published by USA Today, over a dozen religious leaders spoke out against Initiative 26, also...

2010-02-25 14:52:50

People talk to their plants, pray to humanlike gods, name their cars, and even dress their pets up in clothing. We have a strong tendency to give nonhuman entities human characteristics (known as anthropomorphism), but why? In a new report in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, psychological scientists Adam Waytz from Harvard University and Nicholas Epley and John T. Cacioppo from University of Chicago, examine the psychology of...

2009-09-29 13:49:00

Actors Matthew McConaughey and Salma Hayek, singers Joss Stone and Elisapie Isaac, musical group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bolshoi Ballet principal dancer Nicolai Tsiskaridze and poet Touria Ikbal join former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, U2, and others in the effort to tackle the global water crisis BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ - Guy Laliberte announces confirmed participation of additional world-renowned celebrities and...

2009-09-29 07:24:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California has joined the race to recognize human rights and personhood for all human beings from the biological beginning of development. The state's most outspoken pro-life advocates submitted the California Human Rights Amendment to Attorney General Jerry Brown following a press conference Monday in Sacramento. "The preborn, while demonstrably alive and demonstrably human, are not protected 'persons' under our state constitution,"...

2009-04-28 18:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Life League's president, Judie Brown, issued the following statement today on the Senate's confirmation, 65 - 31, of Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius received the support of Kansas senators Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts, two so-called pro-life leaders. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081105/DC44231LOGO) "Today we witnessed a tragedy. Two good men, Sens. Sam...

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