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22-week abortion ban to hit Colorado?

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

I Vote Pro-Life (woman holding sign)A pro-life proposal in Colorado to ban abortions at 22 weeks or later has moved closer to being able to gain a spot on next year's election ballot.

Last Wednesday, state officials approved preliminary wording for the ballot proposal, however, anyone who disagrees with their decision reserves the right to appeal to the board – and possibly to the Colorado Supreme Court.

In addition, supporters of the proposed ban will not be given the green light to collect signatures until those legal options are exhausted.

Suzanne Staiert – an attorney for supporters of the ban – maintains that the pro-life advocates behind the ban would rely on a grassroots campaign to collect the 124,000-plus voter signatures necessary to get on the 2020 ballot.

She also pointed out that exceptions to the proposed 22-week abortion ban would be made if a woman's health is in danger.

"Our initiative, of course, is really only prohibiting it for the doctor or the person who performs the abortion, so it is not – in any way – making it illegal for the woman who the abortion is performed on," Staiert pointed out.

Seven states – including Colorado – do not currently have time restrictions on when a woman can get an abortion.

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