Democrats concerned about interference on abortion rights on Monday rejected a Republican measure to create a new crime of fetal homicide, legislation that was crafted in response to an attack last month on a pregnant woman in Longmont.
A woman accused of cutting into the belly of an expectant mother to claim the unborn child can’t be charged under Colorado law with murder. But Republicans in the state Senate advanced a bill Wednesday aimed at changing that situation.
A Longmont woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly might not face homicide charges in the child’s death because of the way criminal law in the U.S. has become entangled in abortion politics.
Opponents of abortion gathered in Denver for a rally this weekend at the state Capitol.
Colorado Democrats who credit a drop in teen pregnancy to expanding access to long-acting birth control such as intrauterine devices have to convince Republicans next year to use state funds for the contraceptives.
Republican Cory Gardner defeated Mark Udall on Tuesday, unseating the incumbent Democratic senator and helping the GOP reach its goal of capturing the U.S. Senate.
Colorado voters failed to approve the third attempt to extend right to unborn children once again this year.
Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining abortion-rights advocates Saturday who are opposing a ballot measure to add “unborn human beings” to Colorado criminal code.
Colorado’s Senate candidates struggled to pin the other down on energy policy and reproductive rights Wednesday in their fifth and final debate.
For most voters this midterm, it is indeed the economy, stupid. And Mark Udall, the Colorado senator now in the political fight of his life, agrees that’s true. But voters might not know it from his ads.