The initiative would bar such abortions with an exception for when the woman is at risk of death or serious injury - an exception the U.S. Supreme Court has held must be included.
In addition, the proposal would make it a felony for doctors to knowingly perform an abortion on a viable fetus or conduct an abortion with "reckless disregard of whether the fetus is viable" outside the womb.
The authors are Denver lawyer Mike Lawrence and Tim Dore, executive director of the Colorado Catholic Conference, the public-policy arm of the state's three Catholic dioceses. Dore said his involvement is personal and not part of his work with the conference.
Initiative seeks abortion limits
I know I have a few local readers, so if anybody's going to the Respect Life Mass at the cathedral or the following March for Life at the Denver capitol building, drop me a line. Health permitting, I'll be there.