Personhood Group Puts Radical Anti-Abortion Measure On Colorado Ballot

The Colorado Personhood Coalition submitted 121,000 signatures — more than the required 86,000 — to get their radical anti-choice amendment on the ballot for November. Voters have already turned down this amendment twice since 2008, so this will be the group’s third try to outlaw birth control, in vitro fertilization, and medical treatment for pregnant women with life-threatening medical conditions. Women’s health groups in Colorado — which was the first state in the country to legalize abortion — are gearing up for another fight after spending $2 million to combat the personhood measure during the past two elections. Colorado Personhood Coalition is an outlier among the national trend of personhood initiatives failing across the country.