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Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has struggled to win over social-conservative primary campaign voters, but he recently took up the hard-core anti-abortion, anti-birth control, anti-stem cell personhood movement, which would grant full citizen rights to fertilized human eggs. It's a move that will surely doom his chances to win a general election in Colorado, according to First District Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette, head of the congressional pro-choice caucus, and state Democratic Party Chairman Rick Palacio.
DENVER - Personhood Amendment backer and Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes recently said he doesn't think Amendment 62 will have much effect if passed by voters in November - in particular he said he doesn't feel it will outlaw abortion. But Personhood Colorado Director Guelberto Garcia Jones says that while detractors are exaggerating the consequences, very real changes to Colorado's reproductive policy landscape will occur if it passes, including eliminating abortion, ending stem cell research and greatly changing the method by which in vitro fertilization is conducted.
The question of when life begins is an incredibly complex one with enormous legal and ethical ramifications for contraception, abortion, in vitro fertilization, embryonic...