CO-Emergency Contraception

Efforts to try to get an emergency contraception initiative on the November ballot have halted.

The supporters of the proposal called it quits after legislative leaders intervened over concerns it would divert attention and resources from other ballot initiatives.

The proposal would have allowed pharmacists to provide emergency contraception without a doctor's prescription.

Democrats said they wanted to focus on fighting a ballot measure prohibiting late-term abortions for fetuses that could survive outside the womb instead.

GOP Governor Bill Owens vetoed the Legislature's version of the emergency contraception proposal last month.

He cited concerns people would rely on it as their primary form of birth control.

Emergency contraception is sold under the name Plan B- and contains two pills with the same ingredients as birth control pills.