One of this November's statewide ballot questions may look familiar to Coloradans. For the third time since 2008 voters will decide the fate of an amendment dealing with the issue of personhood. This time around supporters are taking a different approach.
Amendment 67 would change the state's criminal code and wrongful death act to include the term "unborn human beings" when referring to a "person" or "child."
Colorado voters will once again decide on an amendment that would give unborn babies the same constitutional and legal rights as a person. The measure is bringing out some familiar faces – it’s also impacting one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the country.
In another shake-up just as dramatic as his entrance into the Senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner in an interview with The Denver Post changed his position on 'personhood' measures. AP Reporter Nick Riccardi says this change reflects the "clout of Colorado's female voters."
Gardner, once a stronger proponent of "personhood" measures, says he's changed his mind and accepts the argument of critics that such measures not only ban abortion but prohibit some forms of contraception.