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Colorado Requirements for Consent to Abortion, Initiative 25 (2000)

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The Colorado Requirements for Consent to Abortion Initiative, also known as Initiative 25, was on the November 7, 2000 ballot in Colorado as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have defined necessary conditions for a patient to give voluntary, informed consent prior to an abortion. This would have included the patient being given specific information from a physician at least 24 hours in advance of an abortion except in cases of emergency.[1]

Election results

Colorado Initiative 25 (2000)
Defeatedd No1,020,02960.56%
Yes 664,411 39.44%

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 the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning the requirement that any woman who is considering an abortion give voluntary, informed consent prior to the abortion, and, in connection therewith, defining several pertinent terms so that "abortion" includes termination of a known pregnancy at any time after conception, specifying the information a physician must provide to insure that a woman's consent to an abortion is voluntary and informed, requiring a physician, except in emergency cases, to provide the specified information to the woman at least twenty-four hours prior to performing an abortion, requiring the department of public health and environment to provide specified informational materials for women who are considering abortions, establishing procedures for emergency situations, requiring physicians to annually report specified information, requiring the department of public health and environment to annually publish a compilation of the physicians' reports, and providing for the administration and enforcement of the amendment's provisions?[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Colorado State Legislative Council, "Ballot History," accessed February 24, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.