Lincoln, Douglas, and the Failure of Colorado’s Pro-Life Vote

Mail-in ballots being processed and counted in Denver, Colo., October 22, 2020. (Kevin Mohatt/Reuters)
What the slavery debate teaches us about Colorado’s failed ballot measure, which would’ve protected unborn children after viability.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE C olorado voters have rejected a ballot measure that would have prohibited abortion after five-and-a-half months of pregnancy.

Thanks to advancements in medical technology, unborn children at this stage of development increasingly are able to survive outside the womb when born premature. The survival rate rises sharply when a child is delivered just one or two weeks later. At five-and-a-half months’ gestation, the fetus is the size of a papaya and has begun to grow eyebrows and hair. Just one week later, she develops the ridges that anchor fingerprints and footprints.

Yet in Colorado, abortion from 22 weeks onward will remain legal, because

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