The World Net Daily headline reads, “Coloradans aim to exploit hole in ‘Roe’;” the hole is in the 1973 Supreme Court decision which overturned state laws banning abortion. Included in Court’s opinion, it reads:
“[If the] suggestion of personhood [for the unborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment.” – Justice Harry Blackmun, for the majority, 1973
What Coloradoans are attempting to do, through the work of Colorado for Equal Rights, is put a proposal on the ballot in 2008 which would define a person as any human being from the moment of fertilization.
“Noting Colorado was the first state to legalize abortion, due to the work of ex-Gov. Dick Lamm [D], then a state lawmaker, [spokesman Mark] Meuser told WND, “We should be the first state to turn around and acknowledge our mistake and grant personhood to the unborn.””
Amen, I am on board with that. They need 76,000 signatures to get the proposal on the ballot, where do I sign up? I think I will contact this organization and see what I can do to help collect signatures. Georgia is already planning something similar for their 2008 ballot, and if Colorado and Georgia are successful, I imagine a score of states will do the same. Please pray that the travesty of government- sanctioned murder is soon brought to an end!
Kristi Burton says
I am one of the sponsors of this amendment that the WND article was discussing. We would love as much help as we can get. You can find out more info and sign up to help on our website–www.coloradoequalrights.com.
Thank you and God bless!