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Personhood Initiative Pursued in Montana
Opponents of abortion are working to include a personhood initiative on the state's ballot this November. The personhood initiative, known as amendment Cl-108, seeks to define life under state law as beginning at the moment of fertilization, granting fertilized eggs with the full rights and privileges of a person under the Montana state constitution. As a result, Cl-108 would not only put a woman's right to an abortion in danger, but it could also threaten the rights to oral and emergency contraception, IUDs, in vitro fertilization and stem cell research.