No on 62 held a rally yesterday to kick off their campaign to defeat the Colorado ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person. Luckily, they kept their yard signs from two years ago, when they defeated a near-identical measure.
Colorado is fighting over the “personhood” of fertilized eggs, with a new high profile politician joining the mix, and a former teen star says some questionable things about homebirths.
Republican candidates for governor are attacking each other on abortion, and voters are getting annoyed. Plus, Colorado Personhood has a new mascot: a fictitious slave.
Supporters of the Colorado Personhood initiative have 14 days to get enough signatures to place a constitutional amendment defining zygotes as people on the ballot this fall.
Enough signatures have been gathered to get a Colorado “Personhood” amendment on the ballot, but are there enough good signatures included?
Anti-choice activists tried mightily to put a happy face on their annual March for Life rally but the news was grim for its priority project — placing another “personhood” constitutional amendment on the Colorado ballot.
The so-called “personhood” movement promoting constitutional rights for fertilized eggs got a fresh shot in the arm in recent days with ballot initiatives gearing up in Florida and renewing efforts in Colorado and Montana. And a host of familiar nationally-known and emerging local activists from hard line anti-abortion groups are leading the new charge to ban abortion, contraception, and other comprehensive reproductive health care.
The victory against Colorado’s personhood amendment last fall was due in part to messaging that resonated with two voting blocs not often identified as dependable pro-choice voters – Latinos and labor union members.
Attendees at Friday’s anti-choice Personhood Conference were looking for direction — and may find it in Kristi Burton, pioneer of Colorado’s failed personhood amendment.
From Connecticut to Colombia, here are the International Women’s Health Coalition’s top ten wins for women’s health in 2008.