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!