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    Those reasons, and more, are why personhood amendments were rejected every single time by voters. And also why there is such a huge push to make it law without voters, on both state and federal levels. Paul Ryan and Todd Akin co-sponsored the "Sanctity of Life " bill, and CO had HB 1130, also a personhood amendment. HB 1130 engendered a great deal of protest and was dropped. Not sure what happened with the Sanctity of Life crap.

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