Over 70 Colorado Physicians Sign Statement Saying Personhood Begins at Fertilization

"Personhood Amendment" set to appear on 2008 Colorado ballot

DENVER, Colorado, July 28, 2008 ( - Colorado for Equal Rights has announced the support of over 70 physicians and pharmacists, including neonatologists, family physicians, ob-gyns, paediatricians, and other physicians nationwide. These physicians have stated that they concur with the statement, "A 'person' includes any human from the time of fertilization." A list of these physicians is available at

"We are honoured to have received these endorsements from such respected physicians," stated Kristi Burton, the sponsor of the "Personhood Amendment" which is set to appear on the 2008 Colorado ballot. "Science clearly proves that life begins at the time of fertilization. We are secure in the fact that we have science and reason on our side, and we are pleased to have the medical community supporting our efforts."

Sponsored by Burton, a 20-year-old law student, the Personhood Amendment states: "Be it Enacted by the People of the State of Colorado…the terms 'person' or 'persons' shall include any human being from the moment of fertilization."

"As support for Amendment 48 accumulates, we are very encouraged as we get closer to November's election," continued Burton. "Every human life should be protected, and the endorsements we continue to receive prove that our easy to understand amendment is one that all Coloradans can support."


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