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 Amendment 67
In 2014, Coloradans will once again vote on an anti-choice, "personhood"-like measure that would amend the state's constitution. If it passes, it could pave the way to a ban on abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, and outlaw common forms of birth control. The same groups that pushed the last two anti-choice ballot measures are behind this one, and even though Amendment 67 sounds well-intentioned, their goal to ban abortion hasn't changed. Check out NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado for more information and ways to take action.