Author Archive | Ari Armstrong and Diana Hsieh

Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Morality and Abortion (Part 6 of 6)

Much of the popular opposition to abortion stems from a faulty analysis of the morality of abortion. Contrary to the critics of abortion, the termination of even a healthy pregnancy can be a morally responsible choice. Why do women get abortions? A 2005 article in Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health published relevant polling results. […]

Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Fertility Treatment and Medical Research (Part 3 of 6)

Amendment 48 would require dramatic changes to the treatment of fertilized eggs in laboratory settings, including fertility clinics and research facilities. Such changes further illustrate the harm Amendment 48 would inflict on real people as well as the absurdities that arise from granting legal rights to fertilized eggs. The Centers for Disease Control reports that […]

Amendment 48 Is Anti-Life: Why It Matters That a Fertilized Egg Is Not a Person (Part 1 of 6)

Amendment 48 seeks to define a fertilized egg as a person with full legal rights in Colorado’s constitution. If fully implemented, it would profoundly and adversely impact the lives of sexually-active couples, couples seeking children, pregnant women, doctors, and medical researchers, subjecting them to severe legal restrictions, police controls, protracted court battles, and criminal punishments. […]