“Eggment” Backers Go National; Vow to Target Every Petition State

Despite a crushing defeat at the ballot box in Colorado on Tuesday,
supporters of Amendment 48, the so-called “Personhood” Amendment,
aren’t “taking the loss personally,” and have launched plans to take
the fight to 16 more states, according to an anti-abortion news site
and a Web site established by the group. The measure would have defined
a fertilized egg as a person. It was widely seen as an end run around
Roe v. Wade in an attempt to outlaw abortion, but opponents said it
would also ban most forms of contraception.

Organizers of Personhood USA plan to mount campaigns to put the same
amendment before voters wherever citizens can initiate petitions. Even
though Colorado voters rejected Amendment 48 by a 3-1 margin,
Personhood USA founder Cal Zastrow told LifeNews.com, “we will continue to advocate for the pre-born regardless of polls or winning or losing elections.”

The Colorado ballot measure failed to garner support from some traditionally anti-abortion groups and staunchly anti-abortion candidates. With 98 percent of precincts reporting, the initiative failed 1,598,069 to 584,085 votes, or 73 percent to 27 percent.

Keith Mason, a spokesman and petition coordinator for Coloradans for
Equal Rights — the group that pushed Amendment 48 in Colorado — told
LifeNews.com the new group plans to put the measure on state ballots
“over and over again” until they succeed. “If we fail to get enough
votes to affirm personhood, we will use it as a baseline and try again,
educating while we do, and keep trying until we succeed,” he said.

The group launched a Web site, PersonhoodUSA.com,
with links seeking “Personhood Advocates” in 16 states — Nebraska,
Ohio, Mississippi, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Missouri,
Michigan, Arizona, California, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas,
Florida and Oklahoma — along with detailed timelines for placing
amendments on ballots. “Together,” the site proclaims, “we will glorify
Jesus and then stop the dehumanizing of and destruction of preborn

Here’s the video greeting visitors to the site:

PUSA Promo (Web) from Endfallow on Vimeo.

“Personhood has changed the abortion debate. Now we are asking,
‘When does human life begin?’ The opposition can not and will not
answer this question, but we can. And when we answer that question, we
win,” Mason told LifeNews.com.


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  • invalid-0

    the supreme court of the united states, when deciding roe v. wade, had this to say:

    “We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man’s knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer.”

    so, doctors, scientists, researchers, philosophers, and theologists can not decide, discover, prove, and/or agree upon when life begins…but, personhoodUSA knows?

    oh, and personhoodUSA, i find it also ludicrous that the supreme court justices of the united states, some of the most brilliant minds in the country, are unwilling to tackle the concept of the beginning of human life…yet, you have the ego, the nerve, and spiritual condescencion to say that you know.

  • invalid-0

    What’s next? Funerals for used tampons?

    • invalid-0

      You are clearly ignorant of basic biology. An unborn child is not a tampon.

  • mellankelly1

    jail-time for the women who are a party to the deaths of these "people"?  How simply lovely that would be for those who proclaim themselves to be "pro-life".