Thursday, August 30, 2012
“Personhood” Proponents Fail to Gather a Sufficient Number of Signatures to Certify for the November Ballot
“Women across Colorado are sighing with relief. Today is a victory for women’s health.
“The fact that Personhood Colorado was not able to qualify their measure on the 2012 ballot demonstrates how out of touch their agenda is with Colorado values.
“Health decisions should be left to a woman, her doctor, her family and her faith—not politicians—Coloradans know this.
“Let today be a signal to personhood supporters who return to Colorado year after year with anti-woman, anti-family, anti-patient privacy ballot proposals—Coloradans have said ‘no’ to intrusion into our personal, private medical decisions and we mean it.”
Planned Parenthood says that “Personhood” amendments are a direct attempt to ban all abortion, specifically for victims of rape and incest. They put politicians, lawyers and courts between a woman and her doctor, taking away a woman’s ability to make decisions about her own body. This includes important decisions such as what birth control to use, fertility treatments, the treatment of miscarriages, and whether or not to end a pregnancy. Colorado voters overwhelmingly rejected “personhood” in 2008 and 2010 – by three-to-one margins