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By Jonquil Frankham

DENVER, October 28, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A proposed amendment to Colorado state law that would define “personhood” as beginning at conception is plummeting in popularity according to a recent poll. The proposed legislation, which comes before voters on November 4, is losing by more than a 2-to-1 ratio, according to a poll by Rocky Mountain News.

The news agency reported that 68% of voters polled said they are against Amendment 48 and 27% are for it.

The beginning of the proposed amendment’s campaign was promising: proponents collected over 130,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot. Colorado for Equal Rights is responsible for the amendment, and says that opponents are hugely funded by radical pro-choice groups such as Planned Parenthood and millionaire abortionists, who all have a financial interest in defeating the proposition.

 “They aren’t interested in what’s right; they’re interested in making millions,” says one of the campaign’s ads, which lists NARAL Pro-Choice America and the National Organization for Women among the “extreme special interest groups” who are “bankrolling the deceptive lies attacking Amendment 48.”

Opponents of Amendment 48 began an effective advertising campaign in response to public interest in the proposed law, which included expensive radio, television, and multi-media advertisements.

Kristi Burton is founder of Colorado for Equal Rights, an organization she started with the single intention of amending the definition of “personhood” under Colorado state law. Burton, a full-time university student, says that she believes the campaign is going well, that it is a “grassroots organization” with “lots of people.”

When LifeSiteNews asked Burton for comment on the recent poll by the Rocky Mountain News, she said, “I don’t think that [the poll] accurately reflects what the Colorado voters are saying … We continue to get an extremely positive response.” She told LifeSiteNews, however, that the amendment’s opposition “puts out a slick advertising campaign” to discourage voters.

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