Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Are we clear?
I only wish the anti-choicers in Colorado would see it that way. Amendment 48 is officially on the ballot for November, which will define a person "to include any human being from the moment of fertilization." In other words, fetuses will be given "inalienable rights."
This is bad. If passed, this is a major step towards overturning Roe v. Wade, not to mention the true inhumanity of the amendment itself. How can a woman who has been alive for 20, 30, 40 years not be given control over a cluster of cells growing inside of her? I believe that when a woman is making reproductive decisions, she should take the potential child into consideration, but to give something smaller than my fingertip "inalienable rights" is preposterous.
You can visit Pro-Choice Colorado's website to learn more about the amendment, and to help oppose it. Pro-choicers are working hard to make sure our reproductive rights are protected, but they could use all the help they can get.
If you need more incentive, check out this scary video put together by Colorado's anti-choice organization, deceptively titled "Colorado for Equal Rights."