DENVER (AP) — Backers of a proposed initiative to ban abortions at 22 weeks in Colorado have collected enough signatures to put the measure on the November ballot.
The secretary of state’s office said Monday that the group behind the initiative, Due Date Too Late, collected more than 153,000 valid voter signatures to qualify. The proposal on what proponents call late-term abortions would make it illegal for anyone to perform an abortion when a fetus is at 22 weeks of gestation or later.
It would allow abortions after that time if a woman’s physical health is endangered. Colorado is one of several states without time limits on when women can get an abortion.