Denver, Colo., Jul 16, 2019 / 15:53 pm
A pro-life group in Colorado is leading a signature drive in the hopes of asking voters in 2020 whether to ban abortion after 22 weeks.
Last month, the Coalition for Women and Children filed an initiative to end late-term abortions with the Colorado Secretary of State. The organization must now collect nearly 125,000 signatures within a six-month time limit in order to have the question appear on the ballot in November 2020.
The ballot initiative filing cites "substantial medical evidence that an unborn child is capable of experiencing pain by 22 weeks gestation," noting that a child of this age will react to painful stimuli by recoiling or swimming away.