Colorado Abortion Funding Prohibition Amendment, Initiative 3 (1984)

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The Colorado Abortion Funding Prohibition Amendment, also known as Initiative 3, was on the November 6, 1984 ballot in Colorado as an initiated constitutional amendment, where it was approved. The measure prohibited the use of public funds, directly or indirectly, for abortion. It included an exception for medical services necessary to prevent the death of a pregnant person or an unborn child.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 3 (1984)
Approveda Yes 627,343 50.39%

Election results via:Colorado State Legislative Council, Ballot History

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

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?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 19, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.