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Denver Democrats Endorse Ballot Measure to Codify Abortion Rights in Colorado’s Constitution

Amendment Effort Spearheaded by Coloradans for Protecting Reproductive Freedom



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DENVER, Colo. (Feb. 27, 2024) – At its Feb. 20, 2024 monthly meeting, the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party of Denver voted unanimously to support a ballot measure to codify abortion rights within Colorado’s constitution. The effort, spearheaded by Coloradans for Protecting Reproductive Freedom, would introduce a constitutional amendment on the 2024 ballot to ensure Coloradans’ right to abortion is protected from government interference.


The ballot measure is currently collecting signatures to obtain eligibility to appear on the November 2024 ballot. It’s a critical step toward ensuring that all Coloradans, regardless of their occupation or source of insurance, have access to reproductive healthcare. Right now, teachers, firefighters, other state and local public employees, and those enrolled in state health insurance plans do not have coverage for abortion care, a deficiency the ballot measure aims to address.


“The right to bodily autonomy is fundamental for all people, and we cannot sit idly by while reproductive rights are stripped away across the country,” said James Reyes, Chair of the Democratic Party of Denver. “This ballot measure represents our commitment to upholding freedom and healthcare access as human rights. I encourage everyone in Denver who values the ability to make personal healthcare decisions without government interference to support this critical effort.”


For more information about the ballot measure, visit https://coloradansforreproductivefreedom.com/.


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