Ballot History
Year: 1998

Ballot Number: 12

Short Title: Parental Notification for Abortion

Ballot Title:
An amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes concerning parental notification when an unemancipated minor seeks an abortion, and, in connection therewith, specifying that no abortion shall be performed upon an unemancipated minor until at least 48 hours after written notice of the pending abortion has been delivered to the parent of the minor; identifying exceptions to the notice requirement; defining abortion as the use of any means to terminate the pregnancy of a minor with knowledge that the termination by those means will, with reasonable likelihood, cause the death of that person's unborn offspring at any time after fertilization; establishing criminal penalties for performing an abortion in violation of the requirement to provide notice to the parent and for counseling a minor to furnish a physician with false information to induce the physician to perform an abortion without providing the notice; and establishing a judicial bypass provision, which shall be effective under certain circumstances, pursuant to which a court may determine that giving the notice will not be in the best interests of the minor or that the minor is sufficiently mature to decide whether to have the abortion.

Election Results:

Votes For: 707,021 (54.9%)
Votes Against: 581,481 (45.1%)

Type of Change: Statutory

Initiative/Referendum: Initiative

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Categories: Abortion