No on Proposition 115

NO on PROPOSITION 115: Prohibits abortion after 22 weeks gestational age

Summary of Proposition 115: This initiative would prohibit abortions after 22 weeks of gestation, towards the end of the second trimester of pregnancy. A physician would declare a date of conception from which this 22-week period would be established.

Recommendation Rationale: The government should never be in the business of telling women what to do with their bodies, but in addition to this, a ban on abortion procedures after 22 weeks of pregnancy could place some women in the cruel situation of being forced to carry an unviable pregnancy to term, or travel to a different state to have an abortion performed. For these reasons, we and the Colorado Democratic Party recommend a position of “oppose.”