Planned Parenthood is beaming.
Colorado's Secretary of State announced this morning that the proponents of the so-called Personhood Amendment failed to raise enough signatures to get it on the fall ballot. According to Denver News 7, advocates came up about 4,000 signatures shy of the threshold.
The amendment sought to prohibit "the intentional killing of any innocent person," even if that "person" was a fetus created through a rape or incest.
From a press release, Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’ CEO and President Vicki Cowart:
Women across Colorado are sighing with relief. Today is a victory for women’s health.
The fact that Personhood Colorado was not able to qualify their measure on the 2012 ballot demonstrates how out of touch their agenda is with Colorado values.
Health decisions should be left to a woman, her doctor, her family and her faith — not politicians— Coloradans know this.
Let today be a signal to personhood supporters who return to Colorado year after year with anti-woman, anti-family, anti-patient privacy ballot proposals—Coloradans have said ‘no’ to intrusion into our personal, private medical decisions and we mean it.