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Proposition 115:
Prohibit Abortions After 22 Weeks


 

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A Denver Decides Ballot Issue Forum in anticipation of the general election coming up on Tuesday, November 3rd. Proposition 115 proposes amending the Colorado statues to prohibit abortion after 22 weeks gestational age of the fetus, except when an abortion is immediately required to save the life of a pregnant woman, create a criminal penalty for any person who performs a prohibited abortion, and requires that the state suspend the medical license for at least three years of any physician who violates the measure. In this forum Dr. Kristina Tocce, the Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains speaks in favor of Proposition 115, and Guiliana Day of the Coalition of Women and Children, speaks against Proposition 115.
 


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Proposition 115 (STATUTORY)

Shall there be a change to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning prohibiting an abortion when the probable gestational age of the fetus is at least twenty-two weeks, and, in connection therewith, making it a misdemeanor punishable by a fine to perform or attempt to perform a prohibited abortion, except when the abortion is immediately required to save the life of the pregnant woman when her life is physically threatened, but not solely by a psychological or emotional condition; defining terms related to the measure including "probable gestational age" and "abortion," and excepting from the definition of "abortion" medical procedures relating to miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy; specifying that a woman on whom an abortion is performed may not be charged with a crime in relation to a prohibited abortion; and requiring the Colorado medical board to suspend for at least three years the license of a licensee whom the board finds performed or attempted to perform a prohibited abortion?

¿Debe haber un cambio en los Estatutos Revisados de Colorado en cuanto a prohibir un aborto cuando la edad de gestación del feto es por lo menos de veintidós semanas y, en relación con ello, hacer delito menor castigable con una multa realizar o intentar realizar un aborto prohibido, salvo cuando el aborto sea requerido inmediatamente para salvar la vida de la madre embarazada cuando su vida se ve amenazada físicamente, pero no exclusivamente por una afección psicológica o emocional; definir los términos relacionados con la medida como "edad de gestación probable" y "aborto", y exceptuar de la definición de "aborto" los procedimientos médicos relacionados con interrupciones espontáneas del embarazo o embarazo ectópico; especificando que a una mujer a quien se realice un aborto no se le puede imputar un delito en relación con un aborto prohibido; y requerir que el Colegio Médico de Colorado suspenda por lo menos tres años la licencia de un titular de licencia que el colegio encuentre que haya realizado o intentado realizar un aborto prohibido?

What Your Vote Means

A “yes” vote on Proposition 115 prohibits abortions in Colorado after 22 weeks gestational age, except when an abortion is immediately required to save the life of a pregnant woman.

A “no” vote on Proposition 115 means that abortion in Colorado continues to be legal at any time during a pregnancy.