Amendment 48 would define the term person to include a fertilized egg in our state constitution. This Amendment is the first of its kind being pushed by a narrow minority with an extreme political agenda and would threaten quality health care and patient privacy.WTF?
Yes, you read that right: it would give equal, human rights to a fertilized egg. Christina Page at Huffington Post has a good piece on this piece o' crap amendment. From the No on 48 campaign:
Some possible results of Amendment 48:
- Clogged Courts: 48 would impact laws ranging from when property rights are granted, to inheritance rights, to who can file a lawsuit.
- Ban All Abortion: 48 would ban abortion—even for victims of rape and incest or when a woman’s life is at risk.
- Outlaw Emergency Contraception: 48 is so bad it could outlaw emergency contraception, the birth control pill, and other methods of birth control because they can prevent a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus.
- Restrict Health Care: A woman with cancer could be refused life-saving medical treatment because it could put a fertilized egg in danger.