Late-term abortion ban will be on Nov. 2020 ballot in Colorado


(Denver, Colorado June 8, 2020) – Volunteers with Due Date Too Late/Initiative 120 turned in more than 180,000 total signatures to the Secretary of State, and have exceeded the minimum 124,632 verified signatures needed to qualify for the November ballot. Secretary of State Jena Griswold notified the Initiative 120 Committee on Monday that after a line-by-line count, 153,204 signatures have been verified and the effort to take the issue to Colorado voters in November 2020 has succeeded. The initiative would prohibit abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks, with an exception for the life of the mother.

Due Date Too Late submitted over 137,000 petition signatures in March, and another 48,000 just 10 days ago. 38,557 of those cure signatures were validated. Circulating petitions in a very challenging COVID-19 environment, Due Date Too Late volunteers exceeded all expectations for signatures gathered as Democrat and Unaffiliated voters joined to add thousands of signatures in a truly bipartisan effort.

Due Date Too Late has a network of nearly 1,500 volunteers throughout the state who gathered the signatures and will continue to drive the grassroots effort to put a stop to hundreds of late term abortions annually. The diversity of support for Initiative 120 mirrors national opinion. According to a recent Gallup poll, 74% of Americans believe that there should be limitations on abortion. Colorado is 1 of only 7 states where abortion is legal up to the moment of birth for any reason.

“This is an incredible victory for Due Date Too Late and our dedicated volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure that Coloradans will have the chance to vote to save lives from late-term abortion in November. The numbers handed in are indicative of the overwhelming support for Initiative 120 and we are prepared and excited for the next step in the campaign” said Lauren Castillo, spokesperson for the Due Date Too Late campaign.