Helen Barker: No on 48 ‘personhood amendment’ | SummitDaily.com

Helen Barker: No on 48 ‘personhood amendment’

Helen Barker

Our freedom to choose, and from government interference in our daily lives, is being threatened in Colorado. If Amendment 48, which will define a fertilized egg as a person, is approved, the most common effective forms of birth control will most likely be illegal in Colorado.

Specifically, these birth control methods include the pill, the patch and IUDs, which alter the lining of a woman’s uterine wall in a way that makes it inhospitable to fertilized eggs, thereby inhibiting implantation of a fertilized egg and preventing a pregnancy from occurring.

Those forms of birth control that prevent implantation would likely be classified as homicide under 48. Amendment 48, and the government, would take away your freedom of choice for a personally, preferred method of birth control.

The ballot language appears to be a simple definition: “The terms ‘person’ or ‘persons’ shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization.”

The amendment is anything but simple. On Nov. 4, vote “no” on Amendment 48 to keep your freedom of choice.

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