Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008
WorldNetDaily Exclusive

131,000 Coloradans endorse 'personhood' plan
Ballot initiative would extend constitution's protections to pre-born
Posted: May 13, 2008
9:41 pm Eastern

Kristi Burton, spokeswoman for Colorado for Equal Rights, and her mother announcing more than 131,000 Coloradans want a personhood amendment on the 2008 election ballot
More than 131,000 Coloradans have endorsed a plan to put an initiative on the fall 2008 election ballot that would allow voters to extend the U.S. Constitution's protections to those who haven't been born yet, something supporters say the U.S. founders intended all along.

In a campaign that opponents fret is a direct challenge to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision in which the Supreme Court discovered the right of a mother-to-be to abort her unborn child, the Colorado personhood amendment is a simple proposal.

"This proposed constitutional amendment will define a person in Colorado as a human being from the moment of fertilization, the moment when life begins," according to a statement at the sponsoring group, Colorado for Equal Rights.

At a news conference today, Colorado for Equal Rights spokeswoman Kristi Burton was asked by a reporter about the "Christian" perspective of the campaign.

Not so fast, she said, because this campaign is based on "biology 101."

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Colorado for Equal Rights turned in over 131,000
signatures to the Colorado Secretary of State
today. Nearly twice the 76,000 required, it looks
very likely that Coloradans will be confronting their
consciences this fall to decide one of life's most
compelling questions, when does life begin?

Doesn't everyone deserve equal protection under the

Was Harry Blackmun, the architect of Roe v Wade correct?

410 U.S. 113 (1973). “In the Roe v. Wade decision, Justice Harry Blackmun wrote that, ‘(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.’

Will Colorado honor God or honor man?

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