Getting an abortion without government interference is now guaranteed in Colorado after Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill Monday enshrining that right in state law.
The legislation ensures the right to abortions as well as other reproductive care before and after pregnancy, and it would ban local and state governments from interfering in that care.
It also would prevent a fertilized egg, embryo or fetus from having independent rights under state law.
Colorado joins 15 other states and the District of Columbia that have codified abortion into law with the signing of the “Reproductive Health Equity Act.”.
Prior to this new law, Colorado didn’t have any gestational restrictions on abortions, but it didn’t have any guarantees, either.
“The bill does not make any changes to the current legal framework for parental notification that exists in state law.
Esgar said she believes these types of resolutions are mostly symbolic because “we have now said in the state of Colorado you cannot prevent women from accessing abortion care for reproductive health care. »