Prop 115 another abortion ban 

To the editor,

The “No on 115” campaign has launched to fight another abortion ban that Colorado voters will have to decide on this November. As our state continues to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, this is no time to throw roadblocks in the way for hard-working families on the Western Slope and throughout the state – but that’s exactly what Proposition 115 will do. 

Proposition 115 is a one-size-fits-all ban on abortion later in pregnancy that leaves absolutely no room for the complexities of pregnancy or personal health-care needs. There are no exceptions for rape and incest or if there is a lethal fetal diagnosis. This is unfair and impossibly cruel. Families in Colorado deserve more. They deserve to have access to all of their medical options, especially if something goes wrong.  

As voters, we’ve already weighed in on this issue and have decided over and over again that the government shouldn’t play a role in these personal decisions. We have already said “no” to three abortion bans in Colorado: in 2008, 2010 and 2014. 

Coloradans have enough on their hands right now. We do not need politicians getting in the way of our health care and the ability to choose what is best for ourselves and our families. Abortion should be accessible to all, no matter who they are, what they look like, or how much money they make.

– Olivia DiNucci, Durango