Proposed Initiative #120 (“Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion”) Does Not Qualify For 2020 Ballot

Update 7-14-2020

Status: On ballot (2020)

Hearing result

Designated representatives

Erin Behrens
Giuliana Day
3440 Youngfield St. #283
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Agenda & meeting summary

  • September 4, 10:30 AM - Rehearing
    Motions for Rehearing granted only to the extent that the Board made changes to the titles; denied in all other respects. Hearing adjourned 12:05 PM.
  • August 21, 1:30 PM - Hearing
    Single subject approved; staff draft amended; titles set. The Board made technical corrections to the text of the initiative. Hearing adjourned 3:24 PM.

Petition status

Denver, April 3, 2020 – The Elections Division of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office announced today that Proposed Initiative 120 (“Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion”) did not obtain the sufficient number of signatures needed to qualify for the 2020 General Election ballot.

The “Prohibition on Late-Term Abortion” Initiative submitted 137,624 petition signatures, needing 124,632 valid signatures to qualify for inclusion on the 2020 ballot.  After a 5% random sample of qualified signatures, the Elections Division determined the projected verification level to be 97.51%, falling within 90-110% of the number required and thereby necessitating line-by-line signature verification.  After examining and reviewing each signature, the Secretary of State’s Office determined that 114,647 signatures were valid, falling short of the 124,632 valid signature threshold.  These requirements are outlined by Article V, Section 1 (3) of the Colorado constitution.

As outlined in the law, the proponents are afforded an opportunity to cure the insufficiency.  By order of a district court, the proponents secured a suspension of the period in which they may acquire the sufficient number of valid signatures.  The cure period will now begin on April 12 and end at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 27

Line-By-Line Verification Summary:

Total number of qualified signature lines:  137,624

Total number of entries accepted (valid):  114,647

Total number of entries rejected (invalid):  22,977

Total number of valid signatures required for placement on ballot: 124,632

By getting Initiative 120 on the ballot in 2020, we can end the barbaric practice of late-term abortion in Colorado.

Late Term Abortion Graph


The people of Colorado have a unique opportunity to end abortions of babies from 22 weeks through birth. To get Initiative 120 on the Colorado ballot in November 2020, we need your help:

  • Make sure you are registered to vote in Colorado. You can check your registration at this link and, if need be, register here.
  • Sign a petition to put Initiative 120 on the ballot. Here's a list of parishes in northern Colorado collecting signatures.
  • If possible, lead a petition signature drive at your parish, at another house of worship or other location. Here's how.

If each of us commits to getting a few hundred signatures, we can reach the goal of 124,632 valid signatures. Learn more at

Colorado was the first state, in 1967, to lift restrictions on abortion. It remains a destination for late-term abortions. Let's join together to rebuild a culture that cherishes every human life. With questions, and for media inquiries, contact Lynn Grandon or Deacon Geoff Bennett at gro.revnedcc@efil or call 720-799-9212.

Denver, Colo., Feb 9, 2017 / 12:01 am ().- Women's healthcare is reaching a new dawn in the state of Colorado, courtesy of a new Catholic Charities initiative whose goal is to eliminate abortion from the definition of women's healthcare.

The new initiative, called Marisol Health, hopes to empower women by offering a holistic option for healthcare, which also includes aid with housing and every spectrum of human services.

Trying to eliminate the need for abortion is really at the heart of this, by building a network of well-integrated services to provide the solutions to the concerns that might lead women and men down the path to make that decision to terminate a pregnancy.

Marisol’s system essentially works as a directory of aid that will connect women to a network of pre-existing medical facilities, maternity centers, and long-term housing programs, which have all been interwoven to offer women and families all-encompassing care.

Depending on their situation, a woman could walk into one of Marisol’s centers and come out with a new doctor, a new place to live, and a new community of support, including emotional counseling, parenting help, and child education services.

These services are in connection with established community organizations. According to McIntosh, Marisol is only possible through the joint efforts between Catholic Charities and key partners within the community.