Colorado Voters Reject “Personhood” Amendment
November 3, 2010
Last night, Colorado voters overwhelming rejected Amendment 62, which would have redefined “person” in the state constitution and granted constitutional rights from the moment of conception. In addition to outlawing abortion, the amendment was so far-reaching that it could have banned commonly used birth control methods like the pill, IUDs, and emergency contraception.
This is the second time in two years that voters in Colorado have defeated such a measure.