Right to Abortion to Appear on Ballot

Yesterday it was announced that Initiative 89, an effort to enshrine abortion in the Colorado constitution, will be on the November ballot.

It is an amendment to the Colorado constitution, so it will require a 55% vote to pass.

While abortion is essentially unrestricted in Colorado already due to the Reproductive Health Equity Act, the constitutional amendment will make it harder to restrict abortion in the future.

Should it pass, the most tangible effect would be the repeal of a 1984 provision that prohibited tax dollars being spent on abortion, meaning that “Medicaid recipients and state employees” could have their abortions covered by state-paid insurance.

So the question is: Can we muster at least 45% of Colorado citizens to vote against the amendment?

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