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Colorado now guarantees the right to abortion in state law

Abortion access is now guaranteed in Colorado law after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill enshrining that right Monday.

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Abortion access is now guaranteed in Colorado law after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill enshrining that right Monday.

Highlights

  • The bill passed out of the Colorado legislature last month on a party-line vote.
  • It would ban local and state governments from interfering in that care.
  • It also would prevent a fertilized egg, embryo or fetus from having independent rights under state law.
  • 15 other states and the District of Columbia have codified abortion into law with the “Reproductive Health Equity Act’s” The bill signed by Jared Polis, a Democrat of Pueblo, was passed by the House of Representatives last week.
  • It’s more important now than ever to protect women and people who choose to be pregnant or choose not to be,” a Democrat says.