Sunday, September 26, 2010

Amendment 62-What is a Person - #2185 - Election 10 - Definition of 'Person' is on Colorado Ballot - Baptist Press

Two years after losing in an election climate that was unfavorable for conservatives, pro-lifers in Colorado are back this year with another ballot initiative that would answer a simple question: What is a person? Amendment 62, as it is called, would amend the Colorado constitution so that it defines a person as "every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being." Such a statement may seem like common sense to many Americans, but actually is quite controversial and, if upheld, would have a dramatic impact on the state's abortion laws........ Amendment 62 is the only abortion-related question on the ballot in any state Nov. 2. If it passes, a lawsuit against it is likely. "Amendment 62 would restore the dignity to all preborn children and it would correct a dubious legal notion that a preborn child is property rather than a person," Keith Mason, manager of the Amendment 62 campaign, told Baptist Press. "Legally speaking, preborn children are able to be killed by abortion because they are considered property of the mother and not a person.... It will bring the arguments of personhood to court for the first time since Roe vs. Wade."  Read more.......

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