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Defining Personhood
Colorado Court OKs pro-life ballot initiative to expand definition of personhood
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.- The Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday released a decision approving a pro-life group's ballot initiative to restore legal personhood to human beings from the moment of conception.

"We fully expected this positive decision from the Colorado Supreme Court. We are pleased that they supported the Title Board's previous decisions. Plans to begin our petition drive are underway," stated Kristi Burton, spokesperson of Colorado for Equal Rights.

Colorado for Equal Rights is seeking to pass an amendment expanding the definition of "person" in three parts of the Colorado Constitution.  The new definition will define "person" to mean a human being from the moment of fertilization.

Opponents tried to forbid the group's petition, arguing the amendment it advocated dealt with more than one issue.  However, the state supreme court ruled the amendment was in fact a one-subject issue.  The Colorado Constitution restricts ballot initiatives from addressing more than one subject.

Colorado for Equal Rights must now gather 76,000 signatures to put the initiative on the November 2008 ballot.

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