Colorado abortion foes say they’ve cleared petition bar
DENVER – Abortion opponents in Colorado say they have enough signatures to restore a ballot question on banning abortion.
Personhood USA says it has met the number of signatures due Thursday. The group had a second deadline to turn in valid signatures after thousands were rejected by the secretary of state’s office weeks ago.
Personhood USA and other activist groups say the state has unfairly changed signature rules to make it harder to make the needed 76,000 or so petition signatures.
The group hopes to place the abortion amendment on ballots this fall. If approved, it would effectively ban abortion by giving rights to fetuses.
A lawsuit has already been filed in Denver to challenge new notary rules for the petition process.
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