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Now’s your last chance to help end late-term abortion in Colorado

Starting May 15, Coloradoans have one last chance to get Initiative 120 on the November ballot and help end late-term abortion in Colorado.

The “cure period” to gather the remaining 10,000 signatures needed for the measure to qualify for the ballot goes from May 15 until May 28. Click the links below for an interactive map showing signing locations across the state of Colorado as well as a full list of signing events.

https://respectlifedenver.org/sign120map/

https://duedatetoolate.com/events

Additionally, if you can’t remember whether you signed the petition or want to see if your signature has been validated, The Lepanto Project set up this online tool to check: https://120.coloradokidsfirst.org/

If you haven’t signed yet and would like to be contacted to sign, click here to sign up.

“This is a chance to put restrictions on abortion in Colorado for the first time since 1967,” said Deacon Geoff Bennett, Vice President of Parish and Community Relations at Catholic Charities of Denver. “We need to defend life from conception until natural death. To not make a stand here would be tragic.”

Over the course of several months, volunteers in support of Initiative 120 worked hard to gather signatures from Coloradoans in order to get it on the ballot. The requirement was 124,632 signatures, and on the March 4 deadline, over 137,000 signatures were delivered to the Colorado Secretary of State office. However, due to invalid and repeat signatures, 10,000 valid signatures are still needed in order for the measure to qualify for the ballot.

Currently, over 400 people have volunteered to gather the remaining signatures at between 80-90 signing locations.

Initiative 120 would restrict abortions after 22 weeks in pregnancy in the state of Colorado, with the only exception being if the mother’s life is at risk. Under Initiative 120, a person conducting the abortion could be subject to having a medical license suspended and would be subjected to a fine, but it wouldn’t impose a penalty on the woman receiving the abortion.

If you have already signed the petition to get Initiative 120 on the November ballot, please share this information with your family and friends and encourage them to sign.

Aaron Lambert
Aaron is the Managing Editor for the Denver Catholic.
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