Abortion providers and advocates took part in a round table discussion with Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) on Monday to discuss the impact on Colorado of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Since the Supreme Court’s decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion providers in Colorado have seen an influx of patients from states like Texas, which passed a six-week abortion ban in 2021, and whose abortion ban — passed nearly 100 years ago — will go back into effect Aug. 25 as a result of the Dobbs decision.
GOP Congressional Candidate Still Thinks Contraception ‘Harms the Poor And the Marginalized Among Women’
Tim Reichert, an economist and a GOP candidate for a Colorado congressional district, is known for being a longtime opponent of reproductive rights. But in an interview on KOA’s Ross Kaminsky show last week, he doubled down on his previous statements that argue against the use of contraception.
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.