Personhood Amendent slammed by voters
Tuesday, November 02, 2010 at 11:45 pm
Opponents of Amendment 62, Colorado’s so-called Personhood Amendment, claimed another resounding victory – this time by an overwhelming 73-27 margin.
“Tonight’s victory sends a strong message that Colorado is a pro-choice state,” said Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Monica McCafferty. “Colorado trusts women, and we strongly want to uphold a woman’s constitutional right to privacy when it comes to reproductive health.”
The second try for the controversial ballot measure, Amendment 62 would have banned abortion, many forms of birth control and embryonic stem cell research in the state.
Personhood Colorado Director Gualberto Garcia Jones said he was not yet ready to comment, preferring to wait until all the votes are in.
No on 62 campaign spokeswoman Cara DeGette lauded the overall campaign effort and the intelligence of Colorado voters: “The campaign was so strong; the win is huge. Voters aren’t stupid.”
She added the second try at the amendment proved once and for all how Coloradans feel on matters of choice.
“What part of no don’t they understand? We voted this down two years ago and now we’ve done it again,” DeGette said.