Colorado

Sep 30, 2010 12:55 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Challenge to Colorado voter guide dismissed

Abortion opponents hoping Colorado officials would revise language about a ballot measure to outlaw abortion on a state voters' guide have lost their fight in court, for now.

Denver District Court Judge Robert Hyatt took less than an hour Thursday to reject the attempt by abortion opponents to change the way the so-called "personhood" amendment was described in a state voters' guide called the "blue book."

Hyatt said the judiciary could not intervene in the dispute because the pamphlet is created by the legislative branch.

Hyatt also pointed out that most voters have already received the pamphlet and that a government press release pointing out a legal challenge to "blue book" language would have little practical effect.

Abortion opponents say they'll appeal.

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