For abortion advocates in Colorado, confronting a situation in which the U.S. Supreme Court shuts down access to abortion in conservative states, requiring Colorado to take in huge waves of patients, has been a matter of when, not if.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in March after a Colorado Republican lawmaker introduced a bill that would have required abortion providers to interrogate patients and collect deeply personal information about them to be compiled in a public report. We’re republishing it now in light of Texas’ Senate Bill 8 going into effect, which deputizes private citizens to enforce a ban on abortion, effectively creating an abortion surveillance state. Now, the notion of a public registrar with personal details about the lives of abortion seekers takes on new meaning as private citizens are incentivized to sue anyone who provides or aids and abets an abortion in Texas.
At midnight last night, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed a law banning nearly all abortions in Texas to go into effect, almost completely cutting off access to abortion care in the second-largest state in the country and signaling serious trouble for the Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nearly 50 years ago.
The fight to preserve abortion rights and expand access to reproductive care is ramping up as the Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could overturn Roe, and advocates in Colorado are calling on young people to get involved.
Abortion rights advocates in Colorado are helping members of the media and the public to chose their words wisely – and avoid misleading and inaccurate language – when talking about abortion, contraception, and reproductive health.
All three members of Colorado’s Republican Congressional delegation are calling on the Supreme Court to do away with the constitutional right to an abortion.
Abortion Rights Remain Strong in CO as Surrounding States Look to Dismantle Them Ahead of Supreme Court Case
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could do away with or weaken the constitutional right to an abortion, Colorado is situated among states with highly restrictive anti-abortion policies that could cut off access to the procedure for their residents if Roe falls.
Colorado Christian University’s Western Conservative Summit has announced that noted anti-abortion activist Lila Rose will be speaking live at their venue this weekend.
Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila is speaking out against German bishops who are trying to reform the church and make it more inclusive of women.
A bill that aims to reduce disparities in maternal health care and improve maternal health outcomes is facing opposition from anti-abortion advocates.