Crimes against pregnant women would be punished with a new statute that got initial approval from Colorado lawmakers Tuesday.
A Republican proposal to ban abortions in Colorado and make it a crime to perform them failed in a Democrat-controlled committee.
It was a startling assertion that seemed an about-face from church doctrine: A Catholic hospital arguing in a Colorado court that twin fetuses that died in its care were not, under state law, human beings.
Colorado lawmakers are considering a Republican proposal to ban abortions and make it a crime to perform them.
Colorado lawmakers are scheduled to debate whether to ban abortion with a bill that stands little chance of passing the Democratic-led Legislature.
Colorado legislative Democrats have rejected a bill to make it a crime to kill a fetus, opting for a different approach they say won’t infringe on abortion rights.
An anti-abortion group on Sunday held a walk to the Planned Parenthood building and others also rallied at the state Capitol. The rallies marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade ruling.
Colorado Republicans are proposing outlawing abortions that are performed based on the sex of the fetus.
Hit-and-run drivers who cost a woman her pregnancy could be charged in the unborn baby’s death under a bill at the state Capitol.
A federal judge has dismissed Colorado Christian University’s lawsuit challenging the health care overhaul pushed by President Barack Obama’s administration.