DENVER, Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Personhood Colorado submitted signatures to the Secretary of State's office today for the Colorado Personhood Amendment. The signatures submitted totaled 112,121, although only 86,105 were required. All signatures are pending validation by the Colorado Secretary of State's office.
"Once again, we are amazed at the tenacity of our nearly fifteen hundred volunteers," remarked Rosalinda Lozano, Amendment Sponsor. "We had seven fewer weeks to petition due to another failed lawsuit from Planned Parenthood, yet we are turning in over thirty thousand signatures more than in 2010. Thousands of hours of work over this very hot summer have gone into collecting these signatures, and we are so thankful for the hard work of everyone involved."
The proposed amendment states "(1) Purpose. In order to affirm basic human dignity, be it resolved that the right to life in this constitution applies equally to all innocent persons. (2) Effect. The intentional killing of any innocent person is prohibited." The amendment goes on to detail the effects that the amendment will have on issues such as birth control, in vitro fertilization, medical treatment for the mother, and miscarriage. The full text is available at www.personhoodco.com.
"Colorado's Personhood language is the first of it's kind," commented Keith Mason, Colorado native and President of Personhood USA. "Our opposition has built a reputation of using scare tactics to deter voters from human life amendments. Now that we have specifically outlined the effects of the amendment within the law, we believe that Colorado voters will not be intimidated by those who profit from abortion."
Once the signatures are verified by the Colorado Secretary of State, the amendment will be placed on the 2012 ballot and put to a vote.
The Colorado Secretary of State's office has until September 5th to verify the validity of the signatures.
The Colorado Personhood Coalition is a grassroots organization comprised of Colorado citizens who value all human life, from biological beginning to natural death. The Colorado Personhood Coalition has sponsored the Personhood Amendment to the Colorado constitution.
SOURCE Colorado Personhood Coalition