Back in 2008, when 21-year-old Kristi Burton was pushing her "Personhood Amendment" -- an aggressively anti-abortion measure that claimed "person" applies to humans from their biological starting point -- even normally anti-choice Republicans couldn't get on board.
But two years and some heavy anti-Dem blow-back later, the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reports that every high-profile GOP candidate is behind the measure.
Ah. All is right in the world.
From the Daily Sentinel:
All of the top-named GOP candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate have publicly supported the ballot question that would declare that life begins at conception.
That's a big contrast from 2008, when such top GOP people as then-U.S. Senate candidate Bob Schaffer and Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams, among others, were outspoken critics of the ballot question that voters ultimately trounced by an overwhelmingly 3-1 margin.
This year's ballot question, known as Amendment 62, is written virtually the same. Instead of saying a human life begins at the moment of fertilization, it says life begins at the "biological development" of that human being.
What's the difference?
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There is none, really. At least not with the measure. But that's not stopping the GOP brain trust, feeling a bit cocksure, from returning to its anti-abortion roots.