The group behind the new "Personhood" proposal in Colorado is working to gain support for their proposed state constitutional amendment. Although the last time voters had an opportunity to decide this issue, it was overwhelmingly voted down, they are back again with changes they think will let them win this time, and change the definition of a person in the state of Colorado and, they hope, effectively make abortion illegal there.
Supporters of a proposed Colorado constitutional amendment tha would grant human rights to a fetus have undertaken a grassroots campaign to gain support for the measure, the Boston Globe reports.
The so-called "personhood" amendment -- Amendment 62 -- is the only state ballot initiative on the topic for the 2010 elections. The measure would redefine the term "person" and grant rights in the state Constitution "to apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being."
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