We’re now at only 25 days away from Election Day, and it’s time for the fifth installment of our new series, “The Face-Off.” Voters will be faced with a choice when they head to the polls, and that’s why we’re working to make sure they know where the candidates stand on women’s health issues.
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Last Friday, Montana became the latest state — joining Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and California — to reject a so-called “personhood” measure. Needing 48,674 signatures to get a personhood initiative on the ballot, supporters only managed 23,512, less than half of what they needed to qualify it.
When it comes to women's health, Rep. Dennis Rehberg "doesn't get it." His 2013 budget defunds Planned Parenthood, eliminates funding for Title X--the nation's family planning program, and allows your boss to determine whether you have access to no-cost birth control. He's simply wrong for Montana women.
Friday was the deadline to collect signatures to qualify a “personhood” ballot initiative for the November election in Montana. With an official total of 23,512 signatures (less than half of the 48,674 needed), voters in Montana rejected this extreme and dangerous measure being pushed by out-of-state opponents of women’s health.
Good morning, everyone! The International AIDS Conference kicks off in D.C. this week as the temperatures continue to rise to the mid-90s. Meanwhile in Montana, the race between our Champ (Jon Tester) and Chump (Dennis Rehberg) heats up as the two battle over women’s health issues. Here’s what we’re reading this morning…
Opponents of women’s health in Montana are pushing for a new so-called “personhood” amendment (CI-108) currently seeking qualification for the November, 2012 ballot. If this initiative makes it to the November ballot and is passed, it would define “personhood” under the Montana Constitution as beginning at the moment of fertilization. So, fertilized eggs would be granted full rights and privileges delineated in the state constitution.
Good afternoon everyone! As a judge in Montana rules a ban on birth control unconstitutional, we’re up with a new web video highlighting Montana Rep. Dennis Rehberg’s poor record on women’s health. And in other news, the Catholic bishops are at it again, but this time attacking the Girl Scouts. Here’s what we’re reading this morning…