November 18, 2007

Jack Cafferty points to a recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling allowing an anti-abortion group to collect signatures for a ballot measure that would define a fertilized egg as a person and asks his viewers to weigh in on it.

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The court approved the language of the proposal, rejecting a challenge from abortion-rights supporters who argued it was misleading and dealt with more than one subject in violation of the state constitution.

If approved by voters, the measure would give fertilized eggs the state constitutional protections of inalienable rights, justice and due process.

Is a fertilized egg a person? What do you think of an issue that has the potential not just to outlaw abortion, but could affect a woman's right to in-vitro fertilization and birth control, not to mention stem cell research, being decided by a referendum?

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