Personhood Measure Certified for 2014 Colorado Ballot
DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Monday that a proposal to amend the state constitution to redefine “personhood”, a measure posed by pro-life activists as an effort to undermine abortion rights, will be on the November 2014 ballot.
The initiative will appear on the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election ballot as Amendment 67 and will ask: “Shall there be an amendment to the Colorado constitution protecting pregnant women and unborn children by defining ‘person’ and ‘child’ in the Colorado criminal code and the Colorado wrongful death act to include unborn human beings?”
After a computer-generated sampling of the 140,049 signatures turned in by the proponents of the measure, Gessler’s office determined that there are an estimated 109,612 valid signatures, well above the 86,105 signature threshold to qualify for the ballot.
Colorado voters have twice rejected Personhood initiatives by large margins.