Colorado Bill Regarding the Protection of Human Life at Conception (HB 1108)
This law was last updated on Feb 10, 2017
HB 1108 would prohibit abortion after the point of conception, with no exception for rape or incest.
This bill would allow exceptions to prevent the death of the pregnant patient, if the physician made a reasonable effort to save the life of the pregnant patient and the fetus; and if a licensed physician provided medical treatment and accidentally or unintentionally injured or caused the death of the fetus.
This bill would exclude pregnant patients from criminal penalty. This bill would also exclude the sale, prescription, and use of contraception.
The bill would make the termination of the life of an “unborn child” a class 1 felony, punishable by life imprisonment or the death penalty.
A person who knowingly engages in conduct that creates a grave risk of death to another person, and results in the termination of the pregnancy of a woman would be guilty of unlawful termination of pregnancy in the third degree.
If a person recklessly causes the unlawful termination of a woman’s pregnancy in a manner other than stated above, they would be found guilty of unlawful termination of pregnancy in the fourth degree.
If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner that directly results in the termination of a woman’s pregnancy, they would be found guilty of vehicular unlawful termination of pregnancy. If that same motorist was on drugs or drinking at the time, they would be guilty of aggravated vehicular unlawful termination of pregnancy.
If passed, the law would take effect on July 1, 2017.