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Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution applying the term “person” as used in the those provisions of the Colorado constitution relating to the inalienable rights, equality of justice, and due process of law, to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being?
Kid’s Voting Ballot Question
Should the Colorado Constitution be amended to define the word “person” as every human being from the beginning of the biological development of the human being
Information from Kids Voting
Inalienable rights- all persons have certain, essential rights that include enjoying and defending their lives, acquiring, possessing and protecting property; safety and happiness
Due process-(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
Several religious groups are pro-amendment 62 because they interpret the beginning of life as conception
The Catholic church has been a big factor in supporting bills such as Amendment 62
Would prevent abortion in Colorado
Typically pro life groups support this amendment
Most Republican candidates
Information gleaned from amendment62colorado.org
Intentional Harm- Support Groups
Choosing to physically remove a fetus from the mother’s body
This is included under inalienable rights
Support groups use this intentional act as evidence that abortion violates a person’s rights by causing intentional harm to them.
This would includes any procedures, pills, or medical care that may harm a “person” from conception
Most pro-choice groups are against the amendment
Opposition says it would take away a woman’s freedom to have control over her body
Would hinder stem cell research
Would “stretch” the limitations of the law
If Amendment 62 should pass it would be pushing the boundaries of the law
It would put medical professionals at a liability
Treat a woman; damaging an unborn child
Would the law apply to a woman who harms a baby by smoking, neglecting to buckle up, alcoholism, or any other physical neglect?
In other words what are the limitations of the law?
In 2008 a similar bill in Colorado failed with a 73% vote against the bill
Six states have created and repealed abortion laws due to “dirty” abortions and out of country abortions
The United States has been working to create abortion laws to please both sides ; since the early 1900 they have been unsuccessful
Restrictions on Abortion
Restrictions on Abortion
Does Roe Vs. Wade go far enough in making abortion legal?