Opponents Warn Human Life Amendment Could Harm Women

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Opponents of a ballot proposal defining a fertilized human egg as a person are warning that it could have unintended consequences. They say it could bar doctors from treating women with cancer and banning some birth control.

The proposed ballot issue is being pushed by a coalition of anti-abortion activists called Colorado for Equal Rights. The group has until May 13th to gather the 76,000 signatures needed to get on the November ballot.

Opponents have formed a coalition called Protect Families Protect Choices.

They say the amendment could establish a legal basis for the government to investigate a woman and her doctor for a miscarriage, medical care for high-risk pregnancies that fail or for any action that could unintentionally harm a fetus.

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