Personhood amendments proposed in Colorado and Montana

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July 5, 2009

DENVER, Colorado and HELENA, Montana: Last week, anti-abortion/pro-life activists in two states, Colorado and Montana held press conferences to launch petition drives to put "personhood amendments" on the ballot in their respective states.[1]

A "personhood amendment" was on the 2008 ballot in Colorado, where it lost decisively. Organizers of the 2010 ballot measure in Colorado say the 2010 effort will be different in several respects that may overcome problems with the 2008 campaign.[2]

A right-to-life initiative did not make the 2008 ballot in Montana because of insufficient signatures.

Both amendments are sponsored by a new national organization, Personhood USA, that formed in the wake of the loss of the 2008 Colorado Personhood Amendment.[3]

See also

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* Colorado Fetal Personhood Amendment (2010)