Personhood USA — the group behind attempts to define life as beginning at the moment of conception — will co-host its third forum with GOP presidential candidates at a church in Winter Park, Fla., on Saturday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is not expected to attend.
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The anti-abortion group Personhood USA hosted a presidential candidate forum last night in South Carolina, to discuss the legality of abortion, defunding Planned Parenthood and passing legislation to define human life as beginning at the moment of conception.
Personhood USA will be hosting a GOP presidential forum tomorrow in South Carolina at which voters will have the chance to ask candidates questions in a town hall format. Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich are all slated to attend, but frontrunner Mitt Romney has declined the invitation.
Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has unveiled his Florida leadership team, which includes some familiar names: the head of Personhood Florida and a former associate of Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Sarasota.
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.
Personhood Arkansas, an affiliate of Personhood USA, has submitted amendment language to the state that would define life as beginning at the moment of conception.
Former presidential contender and Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has teamed up with Citizens United to promote “fetal personhood,” a movement sweeping the country in the form of amendments that aim to define as beginning at the moment of conception.
A group that wants Florida to define life as beginning at the moment of conception has officially launched its “personhood petition.” According to a blog post on the group’s website, the new Florida ProLife Personhood Amendment is based on language by the Family Research Council and American Family Association.
Would-be Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich has come under fire for floating the idea of a national “fetal personhood” measure similar to the one recently defeated in Mississippi.