Two bills seeking to curtail access to abortion were defeated in Colorado’s state legislature today following a press conference during which several reproductive rights advocates spoke out–including some who explained how access to safe and legal abortion has been crucial in their personal lives.
Multiple pieces of legislation seeking to limit access to abortion have been proposed in Colorado’s General Assembly, driving reproductive rights advocates to plan a rally in opposition at the Capitol Thursday.
During a talk radio interview early this month, Colorado Attorney General and Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman expressed her personal opposition to the landmark Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion–even though she accepts the law as “settled.”
Conservatives across the country have long sought to ban any public funds from going to Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions.
On the eve of what’s expected to be a massive Women’s March in Denver, Republican state lawmakers once again introduced a bill that seeks to limit abortions in a variety of ways, including imposing a waiting period and mandatory ultrasounds–and forcing doctors to describe scientifically shaky concepts, like fetal pain and abortion reversal, to women seeking to terminate their pregnancies.
Directors of 18 progressive organizations called on Democrats yesterday not to welcome or accommodate anti-choice policy-makers in their party.
Colorado lawmaker speaks about abortion experience in video launching national reproductive rights coalition
The progressive State Innovation Exchange (SiX) unveiled the Reproductive Freedom Leadership Council (RFLC) last week with a series of videos, one of which featured Colorado State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet (D-Commerce City) in which she explains how her abortion experience informs her commitment to fighting for reproductive justice.
Thousands showed up to the Celebrate Life Rally and March at Colorado’s Capitol Saturday to show support for ending legal abortion.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman told Peter Jones of the South Metro Villager last month that she backs abortion rights. Jones reported: