Supporters and opponents of one of Colorado’s most emotionally charged ballot measures battled over well-tread topics — abortion, women’s health, the rights of the unborn, contraception and more — during competing rallies on Tuesday on the state capitol steps.
A Longmont mother whose unborn baby was killed by a drunk driver is now leading an effort to change Colorado law. She wants to direct lawmakers to add “unborn human beings” to state criminal code.
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.
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 Boulder County man suspected of causing a wreck that caused a pregnant woman to lose her baby has been charged with vehicular assault.