Last night on the show, Rachel talked about the revitalized Personhood movement. Those are the folks who are opposed to abortion, and whose otherwise fringe politics have led to legislative efforts in eight states that could outlaw birth control.
Among Personhood USA's initiatives is "Conceived in Rape," which has recently been on tour in Mississippi. At one local stop, in Laurel, State Sen. Chris McDaniel (R-Ellisville) praised the hosting Center for Pregnancy Choices. “They are amazing,” he told the Laurel Leader-Call. “They are on the front lines in the fight for life. They’re out there letting people know there are other options aside from just aborting the child.” Of course, if the Personhood movement wins, there will be only one choice -- the one they want you to have.
Other personhood legislation:
- Montana's House Bill 409 (pdf)
- North Dakota's House Bill 1450 (pdf)
- Oklahoma's House Bill 1571
- Virginia's House Bill 1440
- Iowa House File 153
- Georgia's Senate Resolution 153
- Texas House Bill 1109
- Mississippi Initiative Measure No. 26