Pro-Life Groups Announce New Colorado Personhood Initiative

Colorado Right to Life, the state’s largest pro-life organization, has announced that it is joining with the Denver-based Personhood USA to fight for the affirmation of the rights of all humans from the beginning of their biological development.

Colorado Right To Life and Personhood USA will host a press conference tomorrow on the west steps of the Colorado State Capitol as they submit language for a new Personhood initiative to the Colorado Legislative Council Staff Thursday, marking the beginning of the 2010 Colorado Personhood Initiative.

“Over half-a-million Coloradans voted for personhood in 2008. Their votes acknowledging the God-given right to life of the preborn revolutionized the pro-life movement and they encourage us toward victory,” stated Gualberto Garcia Jones, one of the initiative’s sponsors.

“Personhood USA’s volunteers plan to work around the clock to keep the momentum going in order to ensure that all humans are protected in Colorado.”

The initiative, endorsed by Georgetown University medical ethicist Dr. Dianne N. Irving, awaits approval by the Secretary of State before grassroots volunteers can collect signatures to place it on the 2010 ballot.

“In 2008 our state’s Personhood Initiative demonstrated an unparalleled grassroots effort, with more signatures gathered by volunteers than any other ballot initiative in the state’s history, and 1,300 petition circulators,” said Leslie Hanks, the 2010 co-sponsor and long-time vice president of Colorado Right To Life. “Abortion is wrong because it’s a baby; it’s always wrong to intentionally kill a baby.”

About seven states across the U.S. are considering personhood legislation so far this year. A similar personhood bid, known as Amendment 48, sponsored by Colorado for Equal Rights, made it on the 2008 ballot but was voted down following a comprehensive advertisement campaign by pro-abortion advocates.

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Donna Ballentine
American RTL
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Gualberto Garcia Jones J.D.
Personhood Colorado

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