Abortion Activists Have Spent $9 Million Trying to Stop Colorado Measure Banning Late-Term Abortions

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Oct 30, 2020   |   1:08PM   |   Denver, Colorado

The abortion industry is fighting desperately to keep up its business of aborting healthy, viable late-term unborn babies in Colorado.

The Colorado Sun reports pro-abortion groups and activists across the country have poured $8.7 million into defeating Proposition 115, a state ballot measure that would prohibit abortions on viable unborn babies.

Colorado is one of the few states with no limits on abortions, and abortionists there openly advertise abortions in the third trimester. The ballot measure would protect viable, pain-capable unborn babies by banning late-term abortions after 22 weeks of pregnancy. Exceptions would be allowed if the mother’s life is at risk.

If Proposition 115 passes, hundreds of babies’ lives could be saved every year.

But Abortion Access for All is spending huge amounts of money pushing misleading information on voters. According to the report, the pro-abortion coalition has raised about 14 times as much money as pro-life groups. Many of the pro-abortion donations came from groups outside the state, the report continues.

Despite the fundraising disparity, pro-life advocates said grassroots support is strong.

“While we might not have as much money to spend, the amount of hours, the amount of engagement … There is a lot of momentum that is quiet,” Nicole Hunt, co-founder of the Coalition to Help Moms and Save Babies, told the news outlet. “It’s grassroots level.”

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Even with all their money and a liberal voting base, pro-abortion groups have not been able to extinguish voters’ disgust with the fact that their state allows viable, healthy unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth.

Two recent polls suggest Coloradans are closely divided on the issue, and there are no major differences between female and male voters, according to the Sun.

Here’s more from the report:

A University of Colorado Boulder poll found only slight gender differences in polling on Proposition 115, with men and women pretty evenly split on the measure. This is despite other races that showed big gender gaps, including the presidential race where Colorado women were more likely to favor former Vice President Joe Biden, said Anand Sokhey, an associate professor of political science who worked on the survey.

The polls are significant because Colorado is very liberal politically and pro-life advocates have had a difficult time passing pro-life laws there. Even fetal homicide laws to punish criminals who kill unborn babies in situations unrelated to abortion have been rejected repeatedly by the state legislature.

However, pro-lifers believe a 22-week abortion limit could gain the support of moderate voters who do not think abortions should be outlawed but do support modest restrictions. Polls consistently show that most Americans oppose late-term abortions after a baby is viable.

Doctors and scientists support Proposition 115, too, citing evidence of the value and humanity of unborn babies. They said premature babies born at 22 weeks are surviving, and their survival rates are growing. At some hospitals in the U.S., their survival rate is 70 percent, they said.

Abortion lobbyists admit that most late-term abortions are done on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies. According to research by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, “most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”

For Hunt, the issue also is personal. She told the Sun that her daughter was born at 27 weeks of pregnancy – when it’s still legal to abort an unborn baby in Colorado.

And contrary what abortion activists claim, she said families have compassionate options when an unborn baby is diagnosed with a fatal condition. Hunt said perinatal hospice and other support programs provide comfort and care to mothers and their unborn babies to “celebrate and mourn the passing of a loved and wanted child.”