Colorado’s Proposition 48, the "Egg as Person" initiative appears to be over, easy. You can almost hear the far-right scrambling. What happens when Humpty Dumpty falls? They couldn’t put Humpty together again.
The question facing the far-right is — now that their politics are so incredibly eggs-posed for the lies they are — can they put themselves back together again?
From the Rocky Mountain News:
Amendment 48 is getting clobbered by more than a 2-to-1 ratio,
making it unlikely that Colorado will become the first state in the
nation to grant constitutional rights to a fertilized egg.
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The Rocky Mountain News/ CBS4 News poll showed the Personhood Amendment losing, 68 percent to 27 percent.
The bad news for the proponents of the measure can be found inside
the numbers. Of the 68 percent polled who said they’d vote against the
ballot measure, 61 percent fell under a "definite no" category.
With such rigidity among those saying "definite no," pollster Lori
Weigel said it’s pretty much a slam-dunk that it will fail on Election
"Once a ballot measure falls under 50 percent support, it is very
difficult to turn around that dynamic," Weigel said. "For this ballot
measure, this is not a hole to dig yourself out of, it’s a chasm."
Shouldn’t Americans take this moment to ask themselves a simple question: if the far-right wants to declare eggs are fully humans, and voters having looked at that issue thoroughly see through the deception to the truth, isn’t it possible the far-right is lying about so much more in efforts to promote their ideas about contraception? Stem cell research? Abortion?
I’m not putting all my eggs in that basket, just asking.