Colorado residents voted down a pro-life ballot initiative that would have banned preborn child-killing in the state past 22 weeks of gestation.

The “Due Date Too Late” campaign heroically solicited and submitted 138,000 signatures last March to necessitate the measure’s presence on the November ballot, bypassing any necessary input of the state’s Democrat governor or legislature.

With 82% of the state’s precincts reporting at 10:42 PM CST, the proposition was listed as a loss with 40.6% of voters supporting these protections for preborn children, and 59.4% opposing such protections.

This initiative enjoyed the committed support of the Catholic community in Colorado, including Archbishop Samuel Aquila and Catholic Charities in Denver.

Opponents of the initiative include Planned Parenthood, the so-called American Civil Liberties Union, and notorious Denver abortionist Warren Hern, who called legislative “interference” with abortion “not acceptable.”

In the past, Hern has admitted that real doctors “disdain” abortionists, and in 2018 was taken to court for leaving part of a baby’s skull inside a patient.

The above comes from a Nov. 4 story on LifeSiteNews.