Colo. `Personhood' Measure Backers Submit 130,000 Signatures

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Denver (AP) Supporters of a measure defining a fertilized human egg as a person say they have gathered 131,000 petition signatures in hopes of getting it on the Colorado ballot.

A group called Colorado For Equal Rights submitted the petitions Tuesday.

If the Secretary of State verifies that at least 76,000 of the signatures are from registered Colorado voters, the proposed constitutional amendment would qualify for the November ballot.

The group has been collecting xsignatures since September when the Colorado supreme court upheld the language of the measure.

Toni Panetta, spokeswoman for an opposition group called the Protect Families Protect Choices coalition, says the measure is vague and could restrict access to health care.

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