Tuesday, October 27, 2009
File under: you can’t make this stuff up!
A new version of an anti-abortion initiative defeated by the voters in 2008 is making its way to the 2010 ballot, this time reworked to define an “egg-as-a-person.”
This new initiative would move the legal definition of a person further back into the reproductive cycle, granting cells the full spectrum of citizen rights.
Opposition groups, including Colorado genetic and fertilization researchers, say the law would have spiraling consequences, that it would put women at risk and freeze current work in medicine and reproduction.