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Dr. Treadwell: “Personhood” Is the Next Big Debate

Extreme Personhood Legislation Forces Decisions for Alaska Women


ANCHORAGE — U.S. Senate candidate Mead Treadwell continues to play doctor for Alaska women by calling personhood - an issue that could give state control over women’s bodies - the “next big debate in this country.” Treadwell is adamant about supporting personhood measures which could deem certain forms of birth control murder and outlaw abortion even in the most extreme cases of assault or incest.

Personhood initiatives enthusiastically backed by Treadwell are so extreme that many scenarios a mother’s life and health would not be considered over that of her pregnancy.

“Mead Treadwell is playing doctor if he believes his own personal politics and extreme agenda trump the reproductive rights and in several cases the lives of Alaska women,” said Susanne Fleek-Green, Campaign Manager for Alaskans for Begich.

Passing personhood legislation could allow the government to potentially sue even if a woman has a miscarriage.

The American Congress Of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have said that “personhood” legislation would abolish regular forms of birth control used by thousands of Alaska women like the IUD and every day birth control pill.

He recently reiterated his support for “personhood” measures at the KTUU forum.