As we noted yesterday, for the second consecutive election the right-wing effort to outlaw abortion in Colorado failed by a substantial margin. Twice the amendment has been put on the ballot and twice it has managed to secure less than 30% support.
But organizers remain undeterred, annoucing that they “will never give up, no matter how long it takes” and comparing their efforts to the women’s suffrage movement:
From 1890 to 1918, women in South Dakota attempted many times to gain the right to vote. Their constitutional amendments failed to pass six times before they succeeded. Movements take time to build, but that persistence in the initiative process pays out huge dividends.
“We take from this example that we must not, and will not, ever stop trying to protect every human being in the state of Colorado. We will continue until we succeed,” stated Gualberto Garcia-Jones, co-sponsor of Amendment 62. “The truth of the baby’s God-given right to life is growing in Colorado. We will never give up, no matter how long it takes.”
Yes, the “personhood” movement is just like the women’s suffrage effort … except that one was working to secure the rights of women, while the other is working to eliminate them.