Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Legal Definitions

Colorado for Equal Rights can now move forward with its efforts to redefine the term "person" in the Colorado state constitution to include unborn individuals. Once they get the requisite number of signatures, the initiative will appear on the 2008 general election ballot.

From the story:
[The law] would grant personhood to the unborn from the moment of fertilization, meaning state and local laws protecting any individual life would be applied to the unborn. It targets a loophole U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun created when he wrote the original abortion opinion.

He concluded: "(If the) suggestion of personhood [of the preborn] is established, the [abortion rights] case, of course, collapses, for the fetus' right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [14th] Amendment."

"Colorado, which regrettably was in the forefront of the movement to deny the right to life to millions of the unborn, has now taken the first step to restore the right to life to all Americans, regardless of age, dependency, national origin or condition," said John Archibold, a founder of Colorado Right to Life as well as National Right to Life.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey this is something good,
I am pleased by the effort that the Colorado legislation is doing by enacting this proposal on the '08 ballot. the "personhood" of the unborn has always been a no-brainer, but when the brain convences the heart to do otherwise, due to faulty reasoning we as a society stop making stands for what is truth and righteous. It is now time for the great state of Tennessee to follow suit by casting our support for this form of legislation to our state constitution for protecting our unborn children. We would do well to note our service to God our Creator, and our fellow man.

December 8, 2007 at 10:58 AM  

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