According to the Rocky Mountain News
, Colorado for Equal Rights - the anti-abortion group, not any sort of women's rights group - is petitioning for a constitutional amendment for Colorado's 2008 ballot.
It's called the "Definition of a Person Act," and would grant all the rights currently given to "persons" under the law to fertilized embryos. Similar petitions are under way in Michigan and Mississippi.
"Abortion rights supporters warn that these amendments would lead to banning abortion, embryonic stem cell research, and a wide range of birth control methods that make a woman's womb environment hostile to egg fertilization, like intrauterine devices, oral contraceptives and the morning after pill," the News
reports. "Despite their vast potential ramifications, these deceptively simple proposed amendments contain no mention of abortion, stem cell research, birth control or any other wording that indicates their ultimate intent."