November 5, 2020

Colorado Voters Reject Late Term Abortion Ban

Colorado state capitol
photo credit: Wally Gobetz / Flickr
A Colorado ballot measure that would have banned abortion after 22 weeks was rejected by voters on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press.

The measure, titled Proposition 115, would have made it illegal for a doctor to commit or attempt to commit an abortion on any child after 22 weeks. A doctor who broke this rule would have been charged with a misdemeanor and fined.

Proposition 115 author Erin Behren pointed out in October that Colorado is one of only seven states that haven't restricted abortion in any way since its legalization. “We are an extreme outlier, as 43 other states limit abortion, as does most of the rest of the world. Our citizen’s initiative was created to bring our state in line with modern medical understanding of fetal development.”

Babies have survived birth as young as 21 weeks with medical assistance.

Click here to read more.