“Egg-as-a-Person” Initiative on 2010 Ballot in Colorado

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.

Omelette anyone?

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13 Responses to “Egg-as-a-Person” Initiative on 2010 Ballot in Colorado

  1. Conejo1982 says:

    So if a man masturbates and ejaculates on his belly, is he — according to the Bible thumpers in Colorado, covered with tiny people?

    And the world is flat and humans and dinosaurs co-existed.

  2. JollyRoger says:

    The Jesusistanis sure care a lot about eggs. It’s a crying shame that the same people don’t give a flying fuck about you if you happen to be outside the womb and breathing (unless you’re a white woman on a feeding tube, of course.)

  3. Robert Rouse says:

    Following their logic, I should be able to go to the grocer and pick up a dozen young chicks for about $2.

  4. bradfrmphnx says:

    A blastula is not a person! These idiots will never stop. Everyone is right, they care about the egg, but not the person after its born. To heck with education, to heck with health care, to heck with equality, ship them off to war, and let them serve the needs of people who hate us, by getting their asses blown to bits.

  5. Tengrain says:

    Good lord, the scab on my chin from shaving this morning would have rights in CO?

    This is insane!



  6. Fran says:

    Just how much bullshit can this nation take?

  7. feminazi says:

    The anti-abortion forces will stop at nothing to see to it that women have no dominion over our bodies. I do hope the voters of Colorado think very deeply about this before voting. A woman’s eggs are not by any measurement “people.” This is a backdoor effort to act against the rights conveyed from Roe.

  8. Peace Nick says:

    This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in many a moons.

    Clearly, by attaching personhood to unfertilized eggs, the wingnuts in Colorado are trying to make illegal abortions performed in the state.

    Where is the state AG? This is a misuse of the election process and a waste of time and money.

  9. Joe in Colorado says:

    Colorado Right to Life is the group funding this. They are really crazy — a true fringe group, who have their fair share of tangles with law enforcement and the ballot box over the years. If you drive around Denver and see a Jesus fish bumpersticker on a car, there’s a good chance you will also see a Colorado Right to Life bumpesticker on the same car.

  10. lea-lea says:

    Do you ever get the feeling we’re living in Iran or Afghanistan?

  11. VicoDANIEL says:

    All the time, Lea Lea. All the time.

    When states like Texas and Tennessee teach public school students that creationism and evolution are equal and the jury is still out on which is true, it’s as if we’re in Saudi Arabia or Iraq.


  12. libhomo says:

    This reminds me of Amendment 2. The Christian Right is completely dishonest and reprehensible.

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