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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