Colorado Ban on Public Funding of Abortion (1984)

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Colorado Amendment 3, also known as the Ban on Public Funding of Abortion Act, was on the 1984 general election ballot in Colorado, where it passed with 50.4% of the vote. It was the first such measure to appear on a state ballot.

The wording on the ballot said, "Shall there be an amendment to Article V of the Colorado Constitution prohibiting use of public funds by the State of Colorado or any of its agencies or political subdivisions to pay or reimburse, directly or indirectly, any person, agency, or facility for any induced abortion, but permitting the General Assembly, by specific bill, to authorize and appropriate funds for medical services necessary to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or her unborn child if every reasonable effort is made to preserve the life of each?"