Despite the anti-abortion movement’s best efforts, Americans in three states voted to protect pregnant women and their physicians from interference by the government.
In Colorado, South Dakota, Washington, California and Michigan voters refused to put the government between Americans and their private life decisions.
In overwhelming numbers, Coloradans today refused to extend legal personhood rights to fertilized eggs.
Advocates who oppose legal abortion often claim they only want to “send the issue of abortion back to the states.” But this position is a bait-and-switch tactic that should not be trusted.
The original wingnuts make a strong argument for why you should take the far-right’s threats to your contraception seriously.
Here’s something you still may not know about Colorado’s “personhood amendment” on the ballot – chances are you or your own family will be affected if this crazy proposal passes.
Although it’s hard to imagine the American public tolerating the medical neglect of women in the name of protecting life, Colorado’s Amendment 48 would use the force of law to ensure that women give birth to non-viable babies rather than aborting them.
If Colorado’s proposed constitutional amendment to bestow legal rights on fertilized eggs passes this November, the state should look to Nicaragua for a model of likely effects of an abortion ban.
Self-described “pro-life” Catholic Gov. Bill Ritter has announced his opposition a Colorado ballot initiative that would define fertilized eggs as legal persons. Coloradans will vote on the amendment this November.
Is it wise for anti-choicers to bring a direct challenge to Roe to the Supreme Court, as they would if either the South Dakota or Colorado ballot initiative passes? Anti-choice activists are divided on the strategy.