Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Tampon Deaths

I've mentioned the proposed Colorado Human Life Amendment before on this blog, but it deserves to be mentioned again, given that Mike Huckabee is throwing his support behind it:

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Monday endorsed a proposed Colorado Human Life Amendment that would define personhood as a fertilized egg.

The former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister also supports a human-life amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Huckabee spoke favorably about the Colorado ballot initiative, sponsored by 20-year-old Kristi Burton and her Colorado for Equal Rights group, during his Friday visit to Colorado Springs.

On Monday, Huckabee lent official support to the measure.

"This proposed constitutional amendment will define a person as a human being from the moment life begins at conception," Huckabee said in a statement.

"With this amendment, Colorado has an opportunity to send a clear message that every human life has value," Huckabee said. "Passing this amendment will mean the people of Colorado will protect the sanctity of life from conception until natural death occurs."

Burton's initiative, if approved by voters in November, would extend state constitutional protections to every fertilized egg, guaranteeing the right to life, liberty, equality of justice and due process of law.

Does this mean that every woman must bring her used tampons in for forensic work, just in case a tiny American may have passed on during the menstrual cycle? It would certainly seem to be necessary to do a criminal investigation on every miscarriage. I'm not quite sure what legal steps should be taken to guarantee all those rights to the fertilized eggs at fertility clinics. Perhaps Senator Huckabee will offer to gestate them to term.