Denver, Colo., Feb 28, 2008 / 23:40 pm
Colorado’s Catholic bishops have denied a pro-life group’s claim that they have “personally expressed support” for an amendment to the state constitution that would define personhood as beginning at conception.
In a February 26 press release from Colorado for Equal Rights, Keith Mason claimed that the Catholic bishops of Colorado “have personally expressed support” for his organization’s proposed “Personhood Amendment.”
On Thursday, the Colorado Catholic Conference (CCC) suggested in a press release that Colorado for Equal Rights “seriously misrepresents” the views of the Catholic bishops of Colorado. It said Mason’s statement about episcopal support was “false.”
“No broad-based coalition of Catholic leaders has voiced support for Colorado’s Personhood Amendment,” the press release said.