Colorado has been a battleground state in the abortion debate for a long time. In November of 2016, voters in the state passed Amendment 69, which bans most abortions after 20 weeks – around the time when a fetus can feel pain. However, despite this victory for pro-life activists, Amendment 69 was only upheld by the Supreme Court due to a previous decision that upheld Roe v. Wade. This means that Colorado is one of several states where pro-life laws are on the books but not enforced.
How Colorado’s pro-life movement has fared over the years
The pro-life movement in Colorado has had a few ups and downs over the years, but overall it has been a successful effort. Despite some defeats, Colorado’s pro-life advocates have been able to make significant progress in protecting unborn children. This has largely been due to the dedication and activism of pro-life individuals and groups.
One of the most important battles fought by the pro-life movement in Colorado was the effort to outlaw partial-birth abortion. This proposal, which was introduced in 2003, was ultimately defeated in 2006 thanks to the opposition of abortion rights supporters. However, this battle showed just how powerful the pro-life movement can be when united behind a common goal.
Another major victory for the pro-life movement in Colorado came in 2011 when lawmakers passed a bill that made it a crime to perform abortions after 20 weeks gestation (the point at which most abortions are performed). This law is now being challenged in court, but if it is upheld it will be one of the strongest pro-life laws in the country.
Despite these successes, there have been other times when the pro-life movement has failed to gain ground. For example, in 2009 lawmakers failed to pass a bill that would have
The failed pro-life ballot initiatives of 2018
Despite being defeated, pro-life Coloradans fought back and made a statement.
In Colorado, voters rejected three different pro-life ballot initiatives. This is despite the fact that all of these initiatives had majority support from the public.
Each of these initiatives would have allowed doctors to refuse to perform abortions, limited the number of abortion clinics in the state, and created a conscience clause for health care professionals.
Despite these defeats, pro-life Coloradans showed their strength and determination. They demonstrated that they are not going to be silenced by the politicians in Washington D.C.
This is a sign of strength for the pro-life movement across the country. The fight against abortion will continue until we see victory on policies like abortion restriction and conscience protection.
Defeating the abortion lobby in the state legislature
Since 2010, pro-life Coloradans have been fighting back against the abortion lobby in the state legislature. Despite losing some key battles, they’ve made significant progress over the past four years. Here’s a look at some of their key victories:
–In 2013, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a local hospital. This law is designed to ensure that if something goes wrong during an abortion, the provider has access to necessary medical care.
–In 2014, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill that imposes tighter restrictions on abortion pill availability. This law makes it difficult for women to get an abortion by requiring them to take two pills together instead of one.
–In 2015, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This law is the most restrictive in the country and is expected to make it more difficult for women to get an abortion.
–And in 2016, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill that prohibits abortions based on genetic abnormalities. This law is expected to make it more difficult for pregnant women to get an abortion because it will broaden the definition of “abnormal” unborn babies.
The importance of grassroots activism
The pro-life movement in Colorado is far from over, despite several defeats in recent years. Grassroots activism, spearheaded by passionate activists and volunteers, is still essential to the success of the pro-life movement in Colorado.
In 2013, after years of failed attempts, Colorado lawmakers passed a bill that would have made abortion illegal after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The bill was vetoed by then-Governor John Hickenlooper (D), who cited a lack of evidence that early abortions are harmful. Despite the governor’s veto, pro-lifers managed to get enough signatures on a petition to put the bill on the ballot for voters to decide. However, voters rejected the bill by a wide margin, with 61% of voters voting against it.
Despite this setback, pro-lifers continued to fight for their cause. In response to the defeat of the 20 week abortion ban, pro-lifers launched a new campaign called “Save Our Sages.” The campaign aimed to get rid of all elective late-term abortion restrictions in Colorado, including laws that make it difficult for women to get an abortion after 20 weeks gestation if their life or health is at risk.
Despite strong opposition from abortion rights groups
Pro-life Coloradans have been fighting for their lives and the lives of unborn children for years. Despite several defeats in recent months, they refuse to give up. They are committed to defending life at all costs, even if that means going back into the political arena. With a new governor in office and more pro-life advocates coming together, they believe that this fight is not over yet.