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Fetal Personhood Amendment Returns With A Vengeance

Posted: 06/01/10 05:26 PM ET

Originally posted on New Era News.

The debate rages on; at what point is a human considered human? The landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade legalized abortion, deciding that women had the right to decide for their own body. In true American fashion, this did not answer the question, but rather sparked action.

In 2008, Coloradoans were faced with Amendment 48, otherwise known as the Fetal Personhood Amendment on the state ballot, which defined a person as "Any human being from the moment of fertilization."

The amendment would have granted a fetus the rights designated to citizens in the Colorado Constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice and due process of law; thus making abortion and some forms of birth control illegal.

In 2008, 1.7 million Coloradans voiced their stance on the amendment by voting "No."

This, however, was not the end of the Fetal Personhood Amendment. The 2010 Colorado ballot will feature the measure now titled Amendment 62. The only difference is a minor adjustment to the wording of the initiative, defining a person as, "Every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being."

Not only is the amendment back but back with a vengeance; according to spokespeople for the two supporting groups, Colorado Right to Life and Personhood Colorado, the 2010 effort has more funding and more support.

With such a strong negative response to the 2008 effort, where is the money coming from?

Find out at New Era News.

 

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