Victory in Court for Personhood Colorado; Petition Set to Move Forward

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Personhood Colorado announces Planned Parenthood has lost their lawsuit to keep the Personhood amendment off the 2012 ballot, and the amendment is set to move forward.

2012 Personhood Amendment set to move forward in Colorado.

Personhood Colorado has been notified that Planned Parenthood has lost their lawsuit to keep the Personhood amendment off of the 2012 ballot, and the amendment is set to move forward. The case in question, (case: 12SA10) Durgin, Leslie vs. Lozano, Rosalinda was adjudicated in the Colorado Supreme Court on March 5, 2012.

Despite an unsuccessful lawsuit (Colorado Supreme Court case: 07SA245) in 2008, Planned Parenthood once again attempted to deny voters the opportunity to vote on the Personhood amendment, and they have failed once again.

Planned Parenthood is the largest and wealthiest abortion provider in the United States, reporting over 1 billion dollars in assets, yet still receiving millions in Federal funding (

“Of course it does not surprise us that Planned Parenthood continues to attempt to silence the personhood message nationwide,” commented Jennifer Mason, Personhood spokesperson and Colorado resident. “Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion profiteer. No matter what amendment we attempt, they oppose us, ignoring the scientific fact that human life begins at conception. They don’t want abortions to decrease, because they want to continue to profit off of vulnerable women who need help. We expect that Planned Parenthood will continue to attempt to thwart our efforts because they decry any and all restrictions to abortion."

The 2012 Colorado Personhood Amendment is the first of its kind, with unique language never before filed in the United States. The language of the amendment clearly addresses issues such as IVF and contraception. The full language of the new amendment is available at

“The unanimous decision by the Colorado Supreme Court proved that there is no question that this is a single subject issue and ready to go before the voters,” explained Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D., legal analyst for Personhood Colorado. “Once again, Planned Parenthood has attempted to stand in the way of the people's right to petition, and in the way of the right to life of every preborn child.”

Personhood Colorado volunteers have until August 6 to collect 85,853 valid signatures from Colorado voters. The amendment is sponsored by radio host and Pastor Kevin Swanson and Rosalinda Lozano of Rachel’s Vineyard.

This is the third attempt to pass a Personhood amendment in Colorado since 2008.

"Our perseverance in Colorado is indicative of the lifelong battle we are ready to wage against abortion",” continued Garcia-Jones. “We will not rest, until every born and preborn child is protected by love and by law."

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