ALASKA PERSONHOOD BILL CITIZEN'S BALLOT INITIATIVE
Legal Personhood (09LPHB) / Status: Preparing Petitions
Application for the Citizen's Ballot Initiative received by Alaska Lieutenant Governor August 24, 2009
Citizen's Ballot Initiative certified by Alaska Lieutenant Governor October 22, 2009
Alaska is one of 13 States with active Personhood Legislation efforts underway.
Alabama - Personhood Bill filed in Legislature
Alaska - Personhood Bill Ballot Initiative
California - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Colorado - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Florida - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Georgia - Personhood Constitutional Amendment filed in Legislature
Maryland - Personhood Constitutional Amendment filed in Legislature
Michigan - Personhood Constitutional Amendment filed in Legislature
Mississippi - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Missouri - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Montana - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
Nevada - Personhood Constitutional Amendment Ballot Initiative
South Carolina - Personhood Bills (2) filed in Legislature
Thirteen States have active Personhood Legislation efforts underway:
1) Two States have active Personhood Bills filed in their Legislatures (AL and SC).
[ Virginia also has a principled "right to life" bill filed ]
2) One State has an active Personhood Bill ballot initiative / petition drive underway (AK).
3) Three States have active Personhood Constitutional Amendments filed in their
Legislatures (GA, MD, MI)
4) Seven States have active Personhood Constitutional Amendments ballot initiatives /
petition drives underway (CA, CO, FL, MS, MO, MT, NV)
In addition, two States, North Dakota and Montana, made history earlier in the 2009 legislative session by becoming the first States to pass intact Personhood legislation in one of the chambers of their Legislatures, before failing in the other chamber. The North Dakota House passed a Personhood Bill on February 17, 2009, and the Montana Senate passed a Personhood Constitutional Amendment on February 26, 2009. (Personhood legislation (Bill) passed in the South Carolina House in 2005 was fatally flawed when a rape exception amendment was added on the SC House floor):
North Dakota Personhood Bill Passes, First In US History - Press Release
February 17, 2009
Montana Personhood Constitutional Amendment Passes Senate, First In US History - Press Release (E-mail)
February 26, 2009
North Dakota Senate defeats 'personhood' bill
North Dakota Roman Catholic Bishops help defeat bill
April 3, 2009
'South Carolina House Passes Personhood Bill' (with fatal flaw) - April 14, 2005
Personhood Bill Passes in South Carolina House
April 14, 2005
Columbia Christians for Life
November 1, 2009
Initiative underway for ‘legal personhood' status for fetus
Thursday, October 29, 2009
[excerpts, emphasis added]
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Sponsors of an initiative for "legal personhood" are gathering signatures to get the issue on the ballot.
It's an attempt to make a fetus a legal person and it could affect birth control and abortion rights [sic] in Alaska.
Planned Parenthood says if it becomes law, it could lead to police investigating miscarriages.
Sponsors say it's a civil rights issue, and police would only investigate if it appears the miscarriage was actually an abortion.
"It's 10 percent of those who voted in the last election," Chris Kurka, the ballot's sponsor, says.
"The state responsibility is to protect our rights, and the most fundamental of those rights is the right to life. So what we're doing here is asking the people of the state to sign this initiative, to get it on the ballot, and then to vote for it, so the unborn will be recognized as a person just like the rest of us," Chris says.
Planned Parenthood says if a fetus is recognized as a person, the consequences could range further than intended.
Another possibility, officials say, is that some birth control methods like an IUD might become illegal.
"You can never eliminate abortion completely in a society because people are always going to do evil things. It brings to the forefront the issue of whether or not the unborn child is a person or not," says Chris Kurka.
It's time for voters to decide. Kurka hopes more than 30,000 registered voters agree with him and put the issue on the ballot.
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Anti-abortion initiative seeks signatures
Last Update: 10/30 1:56 pm
ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS, Alaska
Initiative seeks status as person for fetuses
The Associated Press
Published: October 30th, 2009 11:11 PM
Last Modified: October 30th, 2009 11:11 PM
STATE-LEVEL PERSONHOOD BILLS and CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS:
2009-2010 State-Level Personhood (and other selected) Legislation:
- Including State-Level Personhood Bills and Constitutional Amendments
- ALA, GA, MD, MISS, MONT, ND, SC, VA
May 25, 2009
ALASKA PERSONHOOD BILL BALLOT INITIATIVE
CALIFORNIA HUMAN RIGHTS AMENDMENT
2010 COLORADO PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
FLORIDA PERSONHOOD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
FLORIDA LAUNCHES PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
September 11, 2009
GEORGIA HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT
Maryland Delegate proposes Personhood Amendment for state Constitution
Cumberland Times-News, January 30, 2009, " Lawmaker wants to open public debate on 'the glory of life' "
MARYLAND PERSONHOOD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT (2009)
MICHIGAN PERSONHOOD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Democrat-Led Personhood Constitutional Amendment Introduced In Michigan Legislature
October 14, 2009
2011 MISSISSIPPI PERSONHOOD AMENDMENT
PERSONHOOD MISSOURI CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
MONTANA PERSONHOOD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
NEVADA PERSONHOOD CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
Nevada Personhood Constitutional Amendment ballot initiative filed with Secretary of State
October 21, 2009
SOUTH CAROLINA (House)
RIGHT TO LIFE ACT OF SOUTH CAROLINA PERSONHOOD BILL INTRODUCED - Press Release
FILED WITH TOTAL 45 SC HOUSE SPONSORS
February 12, 2009
SOUTH CAROLINA (Senate)
SOUTH CAROLINA "PERSONHOOD" COMPANION BILL INTRODUCED IN SC SENATE - Press Release
FILED WITH TOTAL 10 SC SENATE SPONSORS
February 18, 2009
"... I will build My church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Matthew 16:18
Yeshua Messiah (Jesus Christ)
Steve Lefemine, pro-life missionary
dir., Columbia Christians for Life
PO Box 50358, Columbia, SC 29250
www.ChristianLifeandLiberty.net , Home page, and "RTL Act of SC" page
November 1, 2009