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.
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.
On this day 48 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed abortion as a constitutionally protected right with its landmark Roe v. Wade decision. Six years prior, however, Colorado made history as the first state to legalize abortion in some cases with a trailblazing 1967 law.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado, a local leader in reproductive rights advocacy, is breaking away from its national parent organization, NARAL Pro-Choice America, to refocus efforts on state-level battles.