The "personhood" amendment on the ballot in Colorado is so radical that it has split the anti-choice movement in two. If passed, all fertilized eggs would be recognized as full human beings with constitutional rights. This would limit women's right to abortion, even in cases of rape, medical necessity, or an un-viable pregnancy. It would also limit access to emergency contraception. The tag-line for the "No on 48" campaign is "48 simply goes too far," which smartly appeals even to those who consider themselves anti-abortion in most cases. A recent poll found that 50 percent of Coloradans oppose the amendment, 39 percent support it, and 11 percent are undecided. Here are two ads running on Colorado TV.

And here's a video the Feminist Majority Foundation made in opposition to 48, featuring a bunch of TV stars. It's clearly supposed to be "Yes We Can"-like, but I'm not so sure if it succeeds:

--Dana Goldstein

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