Contact: Jennifer Mason, Communications Director, Personhood USA, 202-595-3500, 303-803-0598 mobile
MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 5, 2014 /Christian Newswire/ -- On November 4, more Colorado voters than ever before voted to defend innocent human life. By recognizing that unborn children in Colorado are people and should be considered victims of crime, over 36% of voters acknowledged that Colorado's current laws do not sufficiently protect unborn children or pregnant women.
Despite an overwhelming spending deficit, Amendment 67 defied the odds and increased Yes votes by 10 percentage points over the first personhood amendment attempt in the state in 2008. It appears that No on 67 outspent Yes on 67 by about 1300 to 1. While final financial reports have not yet been posted, Planned Parenthood alone has indicated a $15-$20 million dollar effort nationwide to squash prolife issues and candidates, previously promising at least $3.8 million to defeat Amendment 67 in Colorado.
"We are proud to have run an honest, hard-fought campaign," stated Jennifer Mason, Personhood USA Communications Director. "With a major grassroots effort, Personhood USA was able to counter the lies of the opposition with enough voters to see a larger percentage of voters vote for life than in any other previous Colorado election. It is becoming apparent that Planned Parenthood is forced to spend enormous amounts of money to mislead voters in order to win, and I'm sure they are afraid to face us again in the future as voters are beginning to see through their lies."
Heather Surovik, the amendment sponsor, commented, "I'd like to express my deepest thanks to the many, many volunteers who stood up to be a voice for my son Brady. No mother should be told that her child was not a person, and that his life doesn't matter, as I was told. Brady was a person, and his life does matter. Now that Colorado voters have seen Brady's face, and know who he was, my hope is that our message will change Colorado law in the future so that pregnant women and their children will be protected."