Abortion foes challenge Colo. voter guide

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Abortion opponents promoting a Colorado ballot measure to outlaw abortions are in court arguing over how the proposed amendment is described in a state-issued voter guide.

Personhood Colorado says the proposed amendment to give rights to fetuses has been improperly described in the “blue book,” an election guide with a blue cover sent to voters to explain what’s on the ballot.

The abortion opponents originally wanted to block the state from publishing the pamphlet, but it has already been printed and sent to many voters. Attempts to challenge the guide’s descriptions in previous election years failed. The guide is approved by state lawmakers before it goes to voters.