Opponents Of Colorado Personhood Amendment Launch Campaign

DENVER (AP/CBS4) – Opponents of the latest version of a proposed personhood amendment for Colorado are launching their campaign.

Leaders of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains and NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado attended a kickoff rally at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday at the state Capitol.

The proposal, Amendment 67, would add fetuses to those protected by the state’s criminal and wrongful death act.

Supporters say state law doesn’t adequately punish crimes against pregnant women.

The measure is different from two previous failed attempts to add personhood amendments to the state constitution.

Opponents say the ballot measure still goes too far and could curb abortion rights and some infertility treatments.

Heather Surovik, a Longmont mother whose unborn baby was killed by a drunk driver, told CBS4 supporters of the proposed personhood amendment were also at the Capitol Tuesday morning.

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