Colorado Abortion Funding, Initiative 7 (1988)

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The Colorado Abortion Funding Initiative, also known as Initiative 7, was on the November 8, 1988 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was defeated. The measure would have repealed an amendment from 1984 prohibiting the use of state funds, directly or indirectly, for abortions.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 7 (1988)
Defeatedd No809,07860.24%
Yes 534,070 39.76%

Election Results via: Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[2]

Shall there be an amendment to repeal Article V, Section 50 of the Colorado Constitution and to provide instead that the state and its agencies, institutions, and political subdivisions shall not prohibit the use of public funds for medical services for a woman solely because of her choice of whether or not to continue her pregnancy?[3]

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  1. Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 19, 2014
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  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.