34 words

Colorado for Equal Rights has turned in more than enough signatures so Colorado voters can have the opportunity this fall, to amend their state constitution with 34 words. 

Section 31. Person defined. As used in sections 3, 6, and 25 of Article II of the state constitution, the terms “person” or “persons” shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization.

Granted, they are simple words, but they are also powerful because they will legally establish personhood, at the moment of fertilization.  Does anyone remember that Jesus was a child before he was born?

…she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
(Mat 1:18)

It may seem ridiculous, but there are many out there who refuse to acknowledge that a baby in the womb, let alone a human embryo are actually people.  Of course the ridiculous, are mostly pro-abortion activists, Planned Parenthood and NARAL types, who know that to acknowledge these children as people, will spell the end of their 35 year long killing spree. 

If this suggestion of personhood is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the Amendment.

Justice Harry Blackman in the majority opinion of Roe v. Wade (1973)

I personally hate to think that the moral base of America has degraded so far that law, rather than conscience, is required to stop the killing of children.  I like the direction that Colorado for Equal Rights is going; no new laws.

 

The second part of this story is the credit due to a young Christian woman, Kristi Burton, who championed this amendment. 

Kristi Burton remembers the day, at age 13, when she decided she would spend her life defending the unborn.

She made her commitment to the movement as she lay in bed with a cold or bout of flu, reading a book on community service and watching the 2000 elections on TV.

“It just came to me,” Burton said. “I prayed about it and knew God was calling me to do it.”

Burton, now 20, is the leader of a Colorado ballot initiative to define a constitutionally protected person as “any human being from the moment of fertilization.”

Denver Post – Face of “personhood” issue young, resolute

“She’s always been a very committed person, very sincere, an ‘I-want-to make-a-difference-in-the world-type person,’” said John S. Smith, senior pastor of Majestic View Church, the Baptist church in Kiowa that the Burtons have attended for seven years. “She was raised that way, but there’s always been something about her that doesn’t want to sit back and watch the world go by.”

Colorado Springs Gazette

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