Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Anti-Amendment 62 rally set for Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Sep 21, 2010 at 4:36 PM

A movement to oppose Amendment 62, which would establish a fertilized egg as a person with legal and constitutional protections, sweeps into Colorado Springs this week at noon Thursday outside the Pioneers Museum.

According to a press release, those on hand will include Colorado Springs businessman and activist Richard Skorman; Rosemary Harris Lytle, 9-5 National Association of Working Women; Rev. Benjamin Broadbent with the First Congregational Church; and national youth advocate Shelby Knox.

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The release:

Join our broad-based coalition of nurses, doctors, faith and religious leaders, attorneys, community groups and health advocacy organizations in Colorado's second largest city at noon on Thursday, Sept. 23 to oppose Amendment 62.

The amendment seeks to extend legal and constitutional protections to fertilized eggs. It would ban all abortion, including in cases of rape, incest and when the woman's life is at risk. It could also ban emergency contraception and commonly-used forms of birth control.

Amendment 62 is a dangerous and deceptive measure that if passed, would change the state constitution and insert politicians, lawyers and the courts into the personal, private health care decisions that women, their families and their doctors make every day.

So far this year, 56 organizations have joined the NO on 62 Coalition, including the Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Women's Bar Association, the Colorado Medical Society and the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado.

What: NO on 62 Colorado Springs Rally

When: Noon - 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 23, 2010

Where: The Gazebo at the Pioneers Museum, Downtown Colorado Springs

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