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Welcome to Parents Against Personhood! We are an advocacy organization dedicated to fighting "personhood" ballot initiatives and legislation, and raising voter awareness about how personhood poses dangerous potential consequences to infertility treatment, birth control, and pregnancy care.

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Latest Posts
  • Amendment 67 and Pregnancy Complications
    October 9, 2014

    Per our earlier post about Amendment 67 and infertility treatment, we’ve also created an overview of Amendment 67 and Pregnancy Complications. Again, the statutes referenced are Colorado-specific, but the general issues apply to all personhood amendments in all states. Hopefully this will help you understand exactly why the issues with pregnancy complications are very real …
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  • Amendment 67 and IVF
    October 9, 2014

    As Coloradans prepare to vote on Amendment 67, we’ve put together a primer on Amendment 67 and Infertility Treatment to help voters understand the legal and medical issues, and learn why Amendment 67 would ban infertility treatment in Colorado.
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  • Yes on 67: IUDs cause abortions
    October 9, 2014

    Personhood USA’s Colorado campaign Twitter account recently referred to “abortion-causing IUDs”. It’s clear that they intend their personhood laws to ban at least some forms of contraception, potentially affecting over 550,000 American women.
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  • ASRM opposes ND Measure 1
    October 8, 2014

    This week, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine and the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology issued a press release opposing North Dakota’s personhood Measure 1: Charles Coddington, MD, President of SART said, “Measure One would insert the government into very personal medical decisions and ignore the individual choice of health care. In vitro fertilization procedures …
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  • MS Personhood fails to gather signatures
    May 14, 2014

    After the defeat of 2011′s Initiative 26, Personhood Mississippi announced plans to pursue a second initiative attempt. They filed paperwork in March 2013 for an attempt to reach the 2015 ballot, subsequently named Initiative 41. Today is the official deadline for Initiative 41 to submit signatures to the Secretary of State, and it appears all …
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  • CO Senate candidate disavows personhood
    March 25, 2014

    Colorado Senate candidate Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO4) has recanted his past support for personhood, saying that he now understands it would affect contraception and is a “bad idea driven by good intentions”.
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  • On personhood and miscarriage investigation
    December 14, 2013

    Personhood USA openly advocates prosecution of women who obtain abortions, and there’s simply no way to do that without investigating some spontaneous miscarriages as well. Their post on recent Florida legal case involving a forced miscarriage demonstrates exactly how personhood could result in investigations of people who suffer pregnancy loss. These investigations already occur in other countries with personhood laws like El Salvador, and it would happen here too if personhood were to pass.
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  • Personhood USA: Contraception is “chemical abortion”
    August 11, 2013

    A recent press release from Personhood USA acknowledges that they consider ordinary methods of birth control like the pill, the patch, and the implant to be “chemical abortion”. We’re glad to see that they’re finally being honest and admitting that they intend personhood to deny ordinary methods of birth control. We hope they will now stop accusing us of using “scare tactics” when we raise questions about personhood’s impact on contraception.
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  • Alaska Supreme Court rules personhood unconstitutional
    May 4, 2013

    The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a lower court’s ruling that a 2011 personhood initiative attempt was clearly unconstitutional and could not be permitted on the ballot. Personhood will not appear now or in the future on the Alaska ballot.
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