Texans are flocking to Planned Parenthood clinics in Colorado after an abortion ban went into effect in Texas last month.
Senate Bill 8
Republican Lawmakers in CO Pushed an ‘Abortion Surveillance’ Bill Earlier This Year
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.