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Personhood Push Revived In Colorado

Personhood Push Revived In Colorado

Personhood proponents must think the third time is the charm in Colorado.

The anti-abortion activists will begin gathering petition signatures to try yet again to place a statewide measure banning abortions on the November ballot. More than 3,000 volunteers are expected to begin circulating petitions this week in support of the measure. The measure needs 86,000 signatures before it would earn a place on the November ballot.

Voters in Colorado overwhelmingly defeated earlier attempts to ban abortions in both 2008 and 2010.

The proposed Personhood measure would also ban stem-cell research and some fertility treatments and would outlaw all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.

Assuming the measure gets on the ballot Coloradans should reject the measure outright again. But as we have seen, the Personhood proponents won’t let the fact of certain defeat keep them from pushing these all out bans.

 

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1:46AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

"... you're not a person until you are viable outside of the womb."

And, obviously not even that is sufficient for truly qualifying, as evidenced by the acts of the many with diminished capacity who continue to attempt to enforce their myopic views on all.

1:11PM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

I believe you're not a person until you are viable outside of the womb.

2:35AM PDT on Mar 17, 2012

A third to a half or of fertilized eggs do not implant. Some doctors believe this figure could be as high as 80 percent. A third of those that do implant end up in spontaneous miscarriages. Does the pro-life movement believe this makes God a mass murderer?

7:27PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

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This is what this boils down to: the needs of these few "people" are outweighed by the needs of the many people who can accidentally become pregnant. The needs of the lives of the many women in this world are outweighed by the needs of the few who morally object to abortion.

Simple. You are one person. You have a different opinion than others. That is okay. But you do not have the right to legally force your opinion on me when it will impact my life in a way that will cause undue hardship. I, as a person, as a human being, deserve to be able to live my live how I see fit, and to make my own choices

And don't try arguing that "if you have sex you are a slut/horrible person" crap either. Every human being that reaches adulthood has urges to have sex. It's completely normal, and nothing you say is going to make anyone have any less sex. Slut-shaming and religious preaching just drive people away from your argument.

7:27PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

Let's put this into perspective a little bit. First off, I think it's okay if you personally believe that a fertilized egg is a person. To each their own. Everyone can believe what they personally want to.

What makes it not okay as a LAW, which affects EVERYONE (aka: people that are NOT YOU), is the flawed logic that the person with a uterus that will be forced to carry that "person" for 9 months somehow has less rights than the "person" growing inside their body, at their expense.

I mean, think about it. The person carrying that group of cells you would like to call a "person" is a person themselves. They have a job, and a place to live. They have bills to pay, friends and family. They have things to do.

And what if this other "person" that's basically treating them as a parasite suddenly affects their ability to do all those things they normally do? Eventually they will not be able to work, due to having a distended belly from the "person" growing inside them. So there go lost wages, and medical expenses having to care for this other person.

Don't you think that is a lot to mandate upon another person? That if you have an accident (because most people USE birth control, it just sometimes does not work) that you should essentially be mandated to put up with a lazy, no-good roommate for at least 9 months until you can push them off on someone else (aka the state AKA THE WELFARE SYSTEM), or even worse, put up with them for nearly 19 years?

This is what

2:17PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

Sorry- I thought the link was on my profile. I don't want to step out of bounds here, so I hope it's okay:

An Obligation to Understand
http://www.twinheartphoto.com/articles-3

1:23PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

These people are idiots. Stem Cell Research could help my brother walk, he has cerebral palsy

1:01PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

These Idiots keep bringing this up again and again here in Colorado and the people vote it down again and again, last time it was 4 to 1 against.

Einsteins definition of insanity comes to mind. Continue to do something over and over and over the same way and expect different results.

12:35PM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

If an unborn child is not a person what species is it? A daffodil perhaps?

11:39AM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

@Tamara H- It is the business of people in other states, because you never know when one of these 'personhood' idiots may decide to run for federal office. We also want to discourage our own state reps from wasting our time and money on similar nonsense.

BTW, I've been meaning to compliment you on your impersonation of Hyacinth Bucket. You've got her spot on.

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