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Vast support for Colorado personhood measure
Charlie Butts – OneNewsNow – 8/7/2012 9:55:00 AM http://www.onenewsnow.com/Culture/Default.aspx?id=1648438
It looks like Colorado residents will again have the opportunity to decide the legal point at which human life begins.
Keith Mason of Personhood USA spearheaded a tough campaign to gain a position on the ballot for the Colorado Personhood Amendment, and he was pleased to drop off the abundance of petition signatures at the secretary of state’s office.
“We have turned in 112,121 signatures to place personhood on the ballot for a third time,” he reports. “The state requires 86,105 signatures, so we’re well over 30,000 over what we need.”
Keith Mason (Personhood USA)Mason notes the recent movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado that left 13 dead. The alleged shooter, however, only faces 12 murder charges.
“Even more tragic is that one of those humans will not have any justice, and the reason is because she was a preborn baby,” the pro-lifer explains. “One of the women, one of her children was six years old, and there will be murder charges filed there. But her preborn baby, which she’s told the media was one of her reasons to live, will not see justice, because in the state of Colorado, they’re not considered persons.”
This is the third time personhood language has made it on the ballot in The Centennial State, and with each effort, voters have become better educated on the value of life and when life begins. Mason is confident that enough petition signatures will be validated to let Coloradoans vote once more.
The Personhood USA spokesman earlier told OneNewsNow that the language does not affect miscarriages or ban contraceptives that do not kill “unique human individuals.” That “little deviation” from the normal personhood language was to keep the media from having the chance to play on the “lies of Planned Parenthood.”