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.
Murder charges in the case of a woman accused of cutting a baby out of a another woman’s womb were not filed because the baby was not breathing outside the womb. Now some lawmakers want to change state law.
Colorado voters have rejected a proposal to add “unborn human beings” to the state’s criminal code, a measure that some feared could ban abortion.
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 ballots frequently are stacked with ballot measures that can change government as dramatically as any elected official. This midterm election was no exception.
Colorado voters failed to approve the third attempt to extend right to unborn children once again this year.
Voters jam-packed some polling centers in Denver and Aurora on Tuesday, as Colorado residents cast their ballots on a variety of issues and close election battles.
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 voters are weighing a third attempt to extend rights to unborn children on ballots this year. But it’s not clear what exactly this year’s so-called “personhood” measure would do if it’s approved.
Colorado’s Senate candidates struggled to pin the other down on energy policy and reproductive rights Wednesday in their fifth and final debate.