Political Info and Laws in Brief
- Governor John Hickenlooper (D) is pro-choice.
- The Colorado House is pro-choice.
- The Colorado Senate is pro-choice.
Insurance Prohibition for Abortion
Colorado restricts insurance coverage of abortion for some individuals.
Refusal to Provide Medical Services
Colorado allows certain individuals or entities to refuse to provide women specific reproductive-health services, information, or referrals.
Restrictions on Low-Income Women's Access to Abortion
Colorado restricts low-income women's access to abortion.
Restrictions on Young Women's Access to Abortion
Colorado law restricts young women's access to abortion services by mandating parental notice.
Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP)
Colorado prohibits certain qualified health-care professionals from providing abortion care.
Colorado law requires health-insurance plans that cover prescription medication to provide the same coverage for contraception.
Colorado law improves women's access to information about emergency contraception (EC).
Protection Against Clinic Violence
Colorado law protects women seeking reproductive-health care and medical personnel from harassment, blockades, and violence.
Do voters ever decide on issues related to a woman's right to choose? In many states, the answer is yes. Anti-choice groups put measures on the ballot to advance their agenda.
Colorado "Personhood" Measure
In 2014, Colorado voters will once again vote on an anti-choice, anti-birth control "personhood" measure. It would amend the state's constitution to change the definition of person and child to include "unborn human beings" under the state's criminal code. This measure would have a far-reaching impact and insert the government, lawyers and the courts into Colorado women's personal lives.