Colorado To Vote on Late-Term Abortion Ban in November

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Colorado’s newly proposed ballot measure would “force a woman to … leave her family and her community and her support system behind to travel to another state that doesn’t criminalize access to health care.” (Robin Marty / Flickr)

This November, Colorado’s ballot will include an initiative to ban abortions after 22 weeks, backed by anti-abortion group Due Date Too Late, according to the Colorado Secretary of State.

Unless considered a life-saving procedure where the pregnant woman’s life is endangered, performing an abortion after 22 weeks would be classified as a misdemeanor for medical providers. Pregnant people would not face criminal penalties. This includes cases where a doctor has determined that the fetus will not survive after birth.

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