This November we are asked to vote on Proposition 115, which bans all abortion after 22 weeks gestation. As a physician, I am distressed at the lies spread by backers of this ban – that it makes exceptions to protect the life of the mother. The truth is that it does not. The alleged exception will protect no one – but it will increase the likelihood that health systems will eliminate essential healthcare.
Editor’s note: The following are Wendy Howell’s remarks from today’s press conference hosted by the No on 115 campaign, which is seeking to defeat a Colorado ballot measure to ban abortion at 22 weeks. Howell is the Acting State Director of the Colorado Working Families Party, one of a long list of organizations and individuals that have now endorsed the No on 115 campaign.