Proposed CO law to protect women’s reproductive rights

Photo:  Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post
Photo: Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post

These people gathered today on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol to protest a bill protecting women’s reproductive rights from laws that would limit them. Look at all those self-righteous judgmental people who showed up to make sure nobody infringes on their rights to infringe on women’s rights.

The proposed law, due to be debated today but postponed because a senator was ill, would prohibit any state or local policy that “denies or interferes with an individual’s reproductive health care decisions.” It says the “state, its agencies, institutions, political subdivisions, and unit of local government, shall not enact a policy regarding reproductive health care that is inconsistent with or interferes with access to information based on current evidence based scientific data and medical consensus.” That’s worth repeating: “evidence based scientific data and medical consensus.”

Senate Bill 175, the Reproductive Health Freedom Act, is sponsored by Sen. Andy Kerr, a Democrat who is running for re-election this year. While some contend the bill is a move by Kerr to garner women’s votes, it obviously is going to lose some, too. So the point is probably moot.

In the ongoing war on women, the best defense is a good offense. Bravo, Sen. Kerr.




14 thoughts on “Proposed CO law to protect women’s reproductive rights

  1. Love this post, PT. Great writing. I tweeted an article about this bill to Wendy Davis. I would love to see this in Texas. I know, wishful thinking. But it comes down to-as you said-the judgmental men and women who want to infringe on the rights of others.

    1. I’d love to see something similar in every state, although we haven’t passed it in Colorado yet. It’s about time people started standing up and pushing back against those who would strip women of the rights we’ve had for almost 50 years.

  2. This bill is just plain common sense. I guess that means it’s doomed. I’m still keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best. With our current legislature in Arkansas, such a bill wouldn’t get out of committee.

    1. I have my fingers crossed, too. The Dems control the state house here, and yet through the use of a referendum and special election the GOP managed to get rid of two Dems who sponsored a gun control bill. But not until after the bill became law.

  3. No wonder I despise ‘religious’ people so much. Don’t mind at all those who simply do it and keep quiet about it: just despise – DESPISE ! – those who proselytize and foment and protest.

  4. I’m deeply disappointed. Today the Democrats, including Sen. Kerr, decided to spike the bill rather than engage in what was expected to be a heated debate of the bill. Bunch of cowards! Surely they didn’t expect otherwise. Kerr knew the minute he put pen to paper that the bill would be fought tooth and nail. All this accomplished was giving the anti-woman pro-lifers another victory to crow about. And they didn’t even have to fight for this one.

... and that's my two cents