LA JUNTA, Colo. (AP) – Colorado voters will soon decide if life begins at conception. And lots of people hoping to defeat the measure are those you’d think would support it.
The amendment would change the state constitution to say the word “person” is applied to everyone “from the moment of fertilization.” Passage wouldn’t immediately outlaw abortion in Colorado, but would likely spawn several costly legal battles.
Pretty doubtful prognosis as long as Roe V. Wade is the unjust law of the land. If only.
Doctors worry they could face murder charges for helping a couple conceive a child using in-vitro methods that often require disposal of fertilized eggs.
You mean they would actually be held accountable for the murders they commit towards the innocents?
Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, who opposes abortion except in cases of rape, incest or medical emergency, predicts a legal nightmare, with the state piling up legal bills having to defend the amendment.
Yeah a legal nightmare is much worse than a real nightmare of killing the unborn
The executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference says Catholics fear that the amendment’s passage would ultimately lead to judicial reaffirmation of abortion rights.
No doubt passage of such a law is a prudential matter as to any negative effects that could result. But as long as the judiciary is ruling the country on this matter instead of the legislature, it is a valid concern.