Opponents of Colorado personhood amendment launch campaign

By: Associated Press
July 22, 2014 Updated: July 22, 2014 at 6:57 am

DENVER — Opponents of the latest version of a proposed personhood amendment for Colorado are launching their campaign.

Leaders of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado are scheduled to attend a kickoff rally at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the state Capitol.

The proposal, Amendment 67, would add fetuses to those protected by the state's criminal and wrongful death act.

Supporters say state law doesn't adequately punish crimes against pregnant women.

The measure is different from two previous failed attempts to add personhood amendments to the state constitution.

Opponents say the ballot measure still goes too far and could curb abortion rights and some infertility treatments.

Comment Policy

LoginORRegister To receive a better ad experience

Learn more
You are reading 0 of your of 0 free premium stories for this month read

Register Today To get to up to 4 more free stories each and every month

  • Get access to commenting on articles
  • Access to 4 more premium pieces of content!
  • See fewer annoying advertisements
We hope you enjoyed your 4 free premium stories
Continue reading now by logging in or registering
Register Now
Already registered? Login Now