Republican lawmakers in Colorado’s legislature introduced two anti-abortion bills at the beginning of the 2020 legislative session last week, one of which would ban nearly all abortions, and one that draws upon conservative’s scare tactics around abortions that occur later in pregnancy.
Former statehouse candidate Grady Nouis, announced last week that he’s running for office again in 2020. Nouis, whom the Denver Post described as having been “in the orbit of groups and events associated with far-right views,” lost his 2018 race to Rep. Tracy Kraft-Tharp (D-Arvada).
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Colorado (RLCC) – which considers itself “the conscious of the Colorado GOP” – just released the first edition of its “liberty scorecards.”
A bill to ban nearly all abortions that was signed into law in Alabama this week is nearly identical to a bill that was pushed by Colorado Republicans earlier this year.
Colorado State Rep. Lori Saine, who grabbed headlines last week after claiming that whites and blacks were lynched in nearly equal numbers, is pushing a bill that would criminalize all abortion by defining life as starting at conception.
Colorado state representative Steve Humphrey (R-Severance) shared a photo of a flyer that accuses his party’s Assistant Minority Leader, Rep Cole Wist (R-Centennial) of wanting to prevent women from being able to defend themselves.
Anti-abortion bills defeated after women speak out about their personal experiences at Colorado’s Capitol
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.