Friday, July 20, 2007

Colorado drafting abortion ban amendment

Colorado Board Drafts Language for Pro-Life Amendment Banning All Abortions
Denver, CO ( -- New language has been drafted for a possible statewide constitutional amendment in Colorado that could go before voters in 2008. The amendment would define a human being and the beginning of life as starting at fertilization and would result in full legal protection for unborn children from that point forward. As a result, the amendment would have the effect of banning all abortions in the state. A three member title board representing the Secretary of State held a hearing on the amendment on Wednesday. It worked with attorney Mark Meuser to come up with language "defining the term 'person' to include any human being from the moment of fertilization as 'person' is used in those provisions of the Colorado Constitution relating to inalienable rights, equality of justice and due process of law." During the hearing, Kara Veitch, a lawyer for pro-abortion groups, said she opposed the amendment's wording claiming it does not cover a single subject as required by state law but affects three sections of the state constitution. Deputy Secretary of State William Hobbs and the other board members disagreed, according to a Denver Post report, and said the subject of the amendment only deals with affording human rights to babies before birth. Both sides have a week to appeal the board's language. If the language stays put, Meuser’s group Colorado for Equal Rights has to collect 76,000 signatures to get it on the ballot. Abortion advocates promise to wage an intense war against the ballot proposal if it appears before state voters. "The proponents of this initiative have been clear. Their intent is to destroy the landmark Roe vs. Wade decision which legalized abortion," Planned Parenthood president Vicki Cowart told the newspaper.

Wow. First South Dakota, then Georgia and Ohio, now Colorado. All these states have attempted to ban abortions completely. Sure, none of these states have succeeded. Yet. It's only a matter of time before the US acknowledges the legal rights of unborn children. I'm sure that Canada will not be far behind once that happens. The ideology of legalized rests on too many falsehoods and contradictions to last.

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