Voters will see nine questions on the ballot this fall, including the controversial personhood amendment, which is back before voters for a second time. Amendment 62 would define personhood from the beginning of biological development. And as Bente Birkeland reports, the arguments for and against it fall along familiar lines touching on everything from abortion rights to contraception.

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