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I read an article that gave me some clarity on the abortion issue.

Here in Colorado the sec. of state's office just ruled that the group trying to have a THIRD go at a "personhood" amendment didn't get the required number of signatures, so the measure won't be on the ballot. Great news!

But the article also talked about the women's health groups who had to spend a boat-load of money to fight it off. It made me realize that they're not really trying to get the amendment voted on again. The times it got voted down weren't even close, so I'm sure they know that they don't have a shot at passing it. But I realized that that likely isn't their goal.

Their goal is to force these groups who have little enough money to spend on women's health to spend their meager funds fighting this issue. It's kind of like fighting the unions in order to bankrupt the Democratic campaigns.

We donate regularly to Planned Parenthood, but I took note of the two groups who fought this issue, and talked to my husband about putting them on our donation "list" as well. (Sorry, I can't find the names of the groups right now, and I'm not at home. I'll post them later.)

I don't think I'm being paranoid here. I think these "personhood" proponents know exactly what they're doing. I've posted before about how if this measure ever passes it will have a seriously negative effect on my daughter and her future reproductive health (http://journals.democraticunderground.com/kag/26). I despise the idiots who want to do that to her, and I will do everything in my power to stop them!

Anti-abortion personhood amendment won't make Colorado ballot

By Electa Draper and Lynn Bartels
The Denver Post

The proposed anti-abortion measure known as the Personhood Amendment won't be on the ballot, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Wednesday, but supporters promised to challenge what they call a wrong result.

Gessler said the personhood petition drive fell short of the required number of signatures by 3,859.

Proponents of Initiative 46, which would amend the state Constitution to extend protection of life to "all human beings at any stage of development," have hired election-law specialist Shayne Madsen of the Jackson Kelly law firm to contest the count.



Great news!

On Edit: And Scott Gessler is a Republican.
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