Amendment 62

Amendment 62 Election Results Analysis

Conventional Wisdom Busted as 30% Oppose ALL Abortion: Conventional wisdom claimed that only 15% of voters in America will support a 100% abortion ban (which Personhood requires, even in saving the mother's life when the need is not to "terminate" but to deliver the baby). CRTL is proving that all the Gallup polls and claims of politicians vastly underestimate how many people are willing to protect every innocent child without exception.

Personhood Vote Grows from 2008 to 2010: The YES vote on Personhood grew to narrow our loss from a 3-to-1 defeat in 2008 to a 2-to-1 defeat in 2010 with now 30% voting YES on a 100% abortion ban and personhood. That encourages us!

Gains Despite Dem Turnout: Significant personhood gains were made even in a heavily Democratic year. "Turnout in Colorado actually swung from +1 GOP in 2008 to +5 Democratic in 2010, a 6-point move," reported The Weekly Standard. So even with a much more hostile electorate (Democrats trend "pro-choice"), personhood gained tens of thousands of additional votes when Colorado's massive grassroots campaign put pro-life educational materials into the hands of hundreds of thousands of voters. For we can reach the hearts and minds of our fellow human beings with the power and simplicity of the personhood message that from their biological beginning every person has the God-given right to life.

Gains Despite Pro-life Opposition: The triumvirate of pro-life opposition to fighting for personhood in Colorado comes from Focus on the Family, "National" Right To Life, and the Roman Catholic Archbishops. These groups are working to kill personhood bills and oppose personhood amendments in states across America (just a couple 2011 examples: Louisiana in 2011, Mississippi). The truth eventually wins, regardless of which leaders or groups oppose it. Yet in Colorado, we might win sooner if only these "pro-family" organizations will stop opposing the effort to compel the government to enforce each child's right to life, and actually begin advocating for enforcement of the God-given right to life, something that all of these groups currently refuse to do. The pro-life industry opposes personhood based on:
- long-answered objections and worn-out cliches, and based on
- a self-defeating insistence on waiting till the U.S. Supreme Court is ready (which history shows could take centuries)
- a lack of courage and willingness to educate the leaders and the people on the God-given right to life of every child.
Instead, the pro-life industry has raised hundreds of millions of dollars promoting child-killing regulations while supporting politicians who have exceptions (meaning that they oppose the dismembering of only some children). For these reasons, Colorado RTL is not affiliated with "National" but with "American" Right To Life, the pro-personhood national organization.

The Denver Post's 3-to-1 Headline is Wrong; Should be 2-to 1: The personhood loss in 2008 was closer to 3-to-1. But the increase in the personhood Yes votes in 2010 closed the gap to close to a 2-to-1 ratio. Yet Electa Draper and the Denver Post have refused to correct the following false headline they ran:

A62's George Stevens Radio Commerical

Listen to CRTL's first Amendment 62 radio commercial. (Related: Our first ad for the 2014 Brady amendment.)

It's Official! PERSONHOOD IS ON THE BALLOT!!

UPDATE: A62 is the Only Pro-Life Issue on the Ballot Nationwide!

CONGRATULATIONS to the more than 1,400 petition circulators and to the co-sponsors, CRTL's very own Leslie Hanks and Gualberto Garcia-Jones of Personhood Colorado!

The Colorado Secretary of State has certified that Personhood
Amendment 62, Definition of Person, will appear on the statewide ballot in November!

Blue Book Alternative for 2010 Election

Thank you to the Blue Book Alternative! Blatant false information in Colorado’s official, though biased, 2010 Blue Book voter guide includes this outright lie from Planned Parenthood and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) that, “Amendment 62 may also limit… treatment for miscarriages,” which is false because in a miscarriage, tragically, the baby has already died. The Blue Book also falsely claims, against all scientific and medical research and common usage of English grammar, that the phrase “the beginning of biological development,” is “a term which is not defined… and is not an accepted medical or scientific term.” Extensive medical and scientific documentation for the beginning of biological development appears at ColoradoRTL.org/beginning.

Blue Book Alternative

From BlueBookAlternative.com:

AMENDMENT 62 TEXTThe 2010 Personhood Amendment adds the following section to the Colorado constitution’s Bill of Rights:

Section 32. Person defined. As used in sections 3, 6, and 25 of Article II of the state constitution, the term “person” shall apply to every human being from the beginning of the biological development of that human being.

ARGUMENTS AGAINSTSee below.

Pam Tebow Endorses CRTL Personhood Amendment!

Denver, CO – 10/18/2010 – Following the exciting endorsement of the American Family Association and many other Christian groups and leaders, now Pam Tebow, mother of five including Denver Bronco Tim Tebow, has endorsed Colorado’s 2010 Personhood Amendment.

“A child’s right to life begins at conception, not at birth. From conception, all children are people, made in the image and likeness of God. Thus, I support the Personhood amendment and appeal to Colorado voters to vote 'yes' on amendment 62!” -Pam Tebo

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