Anti-choice Ballot Measures to Watch Out For

Colorado – Amendment 67
Amendment 67 is a dangerous personhood bill that would ban ALL abortions in the state–including in the extreme cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. While the initiative is being disguised as an attempt to further prosecute those who do purposeful harm to women that then effects the fetus, it is truly a dangerous anti-choice move to ban abortion. Early polls signal that voters in the state will not approve it, but it is a dangerous sign of anti-choice activism in this country. Personhood laws, by declaring that life begins at conception, outlaw abortion and put access to other forms of reproductive health care, including birth control and in vitro fertilization at risk by defining life as beginning at fertilization.

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North Dakota – Measure 1
North Dakota, home to some of the nation’s harshest restrictions on reproductive rights, has a personhood measure on the ballot as well. Measure 1 states that life begins at conception. If the court’s decision over the drugs effectively outlaws abortion, this measure would completely stamp it out in the state. It is up to the voters of North Dakota to determine the fate of the measure. Current polling shows that a majority of voters are in favor of the Measure, but also had a sizeable number of undecided voters.

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Tennessee – Amendment 1
Tennessee’s ballot initiative is not a personhood law–but it is dangerous nonetheless. Amendment 1 would change the state’s constitution to state that there is no legal right to abortion, effectively reversing Roe v. Wade for the women of the state. It is a dangerous step for the state to take, giving all the power over women’s reproductive rights to the statehouse rather than where they should be–between a woman and her doctor. The most recent polls had this Amendment as too close to call.

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