This is worded in a disingenuous manner where it proposes the innocuous statement that a fertilized egg is a person. The goal of this proposal is to stop all abortions. For any case (even rape & incest) and at any point after the sperm enters the egg.
It not only would outlaw abortion but it would outlaw: some birth control pills (possibly), the IUD (likely), and the morning after pill (definitely).
On the flip side, it will allow pregnant women to drive in the carpool lane (it's 2 people).
Vote your conscience
From zygote to birth, when the fetus becomes a human being is not something science can answer. It's something each of us decides based on our beliefs. And regardless of your conclusion, it is as valid as anyone else's.
Vote yes to outlaw all abortions and some birth control.
Vote no to leave the law as is.
Will ban all abortions, including for victims of rape and incest, and when a woman’s health is in danger.
Will restrict access to emergency contraception and commonly used forms of birth control, like the Pill and IUDs.
A woman who is pregnant and has cancer would be denied access to some life-saving medical treatment.
Any doctor who performs an abortion could be put in jail.
Any woman who suffers a miscarriage could be investigated for manslaughter. Any doctor who treats her could be investigated and charged as well.
Will ban in-vitro fertilization treatments for women who want to have a family.
The primary argument for the amendment is that people who kill a fetus, for example a drunk driver that hits a car with a pregnant woman in it, should be liable for murder.
The yes on 67 supporters do not talk about the impact on abortion and birth control.
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