Personhood revisited

Voters may have rejected a personhood constitutional amendment by a margin of nearly three to one last November, but that hasn’t stopped an anti-abortion group from pushing to get a very similar plan on the ballot for 2010.

The measure creates language to say every “person” is legally protected “from the beiginning of the biological development of that human being.” The intent, of course, is to define a fetus as a person, and therefore make all abortions illegal, even in cases of rape or a health risk to the mother.

The proposed ballot amendment made it through its first round of legal evaluation last week. It still must be reviewed and approved by the State Title Board.

Assuming it makes it onto the ballot, Colorado voters will have another opportunity to make it abundantly clear they don’t want such draconian measures restricting the legal right to abortion. 


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