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Personhood Amendment Fails in Colorado

Community Radio for Northern Colorado,  Nov 3, 2010
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Amendment 62 would have changed the state constitution — stating that a person is a person "from the moment of biological beginning." That, in effect, would outlaw abortions in Colorado. But, opponents feared it would reach much further, affecting in-vitro fertilization, contraception and some medical procedures.

"I think that our over 70 organizations of doctors, nurses, faith leaders, medical researchers, civil rights folks and health care advocates throughout the state have done a very good job of education Colorado voters," says No on 62 Campaign Director Fofi Mendez.

The measure failed on a 3 to 1 margin.

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