personhood

END FORCED MOTHERHOOD

When Women Have Fewer Rights Than a Fetus

At what point in a woman’s pregnancy does she lose her fundamental civil rights?
Jex Blackmore
12.21.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A River in New Zealand Now Has the Same Rights as a Living Human Being

The court ruled in favor of the local Whanganui tribe, which has been fighting for the country to recognize the river as its ancestor for over 100 years.
Brian Moylan
3.16.17
abortion

At least 46 anti-abortion bills are already in front of state legislatures in 2017

Olivia Becker
1.12.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The Chimp Personhood Lawsuit Just Got Thrown Out

A New York judge's ruling today is a big setback for the chimps-are-people movement.
Mike Pearl
7.31.15
Art

There's a Trust Fund for Self-Aware, Art-Making Robots

Pay 'nonhumans' for their art today to fund their foothold in civilization tomorrow
Matthew Braga
1.19.15
News

Did Argentina Just Open the Door to Personhood for Apes?

A court in Argentina has ruled that non-human persons can't be kept in cages. Will America follow suit?
Allie Conti
12.29.14
News

A Lawyer Makes the Case That Chimpanzees Should Be Legal People

Attorney Steven Wise of the Nonhuman Rights Project is making the case that an animal sharing 94 percent of our DNA should enjoy the same legal protections that we do.
Roc Morin
10.13.14
americas

New York Court to Decide if Chimps Are People Too

The case that started today centers around Tommy the chimpanzee, a 26-year-old New York primate who may be living in a cage against his will.
Payton Guion
10.8.14
personhood law

South Carolina Bill Wants to Apply 'Stand Your Ground' Law to Fetuses

A proposed law in South Carolina would effectively grant full constitutional rights to unborn fetuses from the moment of conception.
Olivia Becker
4.26.14
Motherboard Blog

Dolphins Deserve the Rights of Non-Human Persons, Says Romanian Politician

If it passes, it could also define other species as non-human persons as well.
Mat McDermott
2.7.14