Friday, September 17, 2010

Amendment 62 gives it a second try

Amendment 62, also called the Colorado Fetal Personhood amendment will be reappear on the Colorado statewide ballot in November. The amendment seeks to define a person as such from the moment it begins development, therefore making abortion illegal and equivalent to murder.

While this is the only pro-life ballot issue in the United States this November, this marks the second time Colorado voters have seen an abortion-related issue on the ballot. In November 2008, Amendment 48 was defeated. While the 2008 ballot version defined a person as “any human being from the moment of fertilization,” the 2010 ballot will redesign the amendment by defining a person as “every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.”

Amendment 62 allows citizens to become involved through weekly literature drops, as well as one time literature drops leading up until the election. The literature provided includes talking point fliers, door hangers, and a precinct map for each person. Amendment 62 weekly literature drops occur in Arvada, Northglenn, Thornton, and Arapahoe County at public McDonald’s locations. Upcoming one time literature drops are Sept. 18 and Sept. 20 both at 7:30 a.m. located at Good Times at Buckley Road and Mississippi Ave. in Aurora.

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