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Colorado to allow unrestricted abortion access for entire pregnancy

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Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law on Monday that allows for complete and unrestricted abortion access. No limits are listed in the bill, meaning that there are no circumstances under which a woman seeking to terminate her unborn child could not do so.

“No matter what the Supreme Court does in the future, people in Colorado will be able to choose when and if they have children,” Polis said while signing the legislation into law, according to Colorado Sun.

“We want to make sure that our state is a place where everyone can live and work and thrive and raise a family on their own terms,” Polis added. This is in keeping with Colorado’s position to be a “sanctuary state” for abortion access.

Colorado HB 22 1279, otherwise known at the Reproductive Health Equity Act, attests that abortion is a “fundamental right” and that governments shall not “deny, restrict, interfere with, or discriminate against” an individual’s right to “have an abortion.”

The bill asserts “A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative rights under the laws of this state,” indicating that an unborn child has no rights.

The bill’s signing comes only weeks before the highly anticipated Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which has the potential to overturn the abortion precedent in the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling.

Since the state of Texas passed the “Heartbeat Act,” which bans women from getting abortions once a

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