Colorado's Personhood Amendment
Colorado has 18 initiatives on the ballot this year, one of which is the dreaded Amendment 48, the Personhood Amendment. The Amendment reads:
"As used in sections 3, 6, and 25 of Article II of the state constitution, the term 'person' or 'persons' shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization,"
In other words, a fertilized egg would be deemed a person. The Denver Post, in an editorial today, urges voters to reject it.
The three sections mentioned are part of the state's Bill of Rights that protect our rights to life, liberty and property. Simply put, Amendment 48 asks that society grant a free-floating fertilized egg the same protections we enjoy as living Americans.
The Amendment is an effort to defeat Roe v. Wade. Amendment 48, on its own, will be a powerful motivator for evangelicals to come out and vote. But it could also energize pro-choice voters.
Just another reason to vote(in addition to the ones I just wrote about here) Colorado is a hard state to predict this year.
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