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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado responds to Secretary of State announcement that Personhood will be on ballot in 2014

Amendment 67 marks fourth attempt at ‘personhood’

DENVER – Statement from Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado Vice President of Public Affairs, Cathy Alderman:

“For the fourth time in as many election cycles, Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado again today vowed to educate Colorado voters on the dangers associated with adding the definition of personhood beginning at conception to our state constitution. This announcement comes as the Secretary of State’s office certified that Personhood Colorado’s measure will appear on the November 2014 ballot as Amendment 67.

“Colorado voters have resoundingly rejected these dangerous measures two times already in both 2008 and 2010 by margins of 3-to-1, and Personhood Colorado failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot in 2012. The 2014 ballot initiative, again, has slightly different language than years past in an effort to deceive the voters, but it has the same dangerous outcomes which would lead to more government intrusion in our personal lives, including: getting into our medical records to investigate miscarriages, dictating the kinds of birth control we use, and interfering with medical decisions made by women with their doctors in treating fertility problems.

“PPVC is committed to reengaging the people and organizations that pledged their time, talent, and resources to defeat the 2008 and 2010 initiatives.”

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Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado promotes pro-choice and pro-family planning policies, advocates for unrestricted access to reproductive healthcare services and comprehensive sex education, and serves as the resource of choice for candidates and elected officials on these issues.