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Colorado Criminalizing Abortion Bill (HB 1075)

This law was last updated on Aug 3, 2020


State

Colorado

Status

Proposed

This bill makes administering an abortion in any form a Class 1 Felony. Under HB 1075, a physician that conducts an abortion is guilty of first degree unlawful termination of a pregnancy. The prohibition does not apply to a licensed physician who provides medical treatment, such as chemotherapy or removal of an ectopic pregnancies, that results in accidental injury or death of a fetus is not guilty of violating this section.

A person is guilty of unlawful termination of pregnancy in the third degree if the person knowingly engages in conduct that creates grave risk of death to another person and leads to the termination of that person’s pregnancy.

A person is guilty of unlawful termination of pregnancy in the fourth degree occurs if a person recklessly causes the termination of another person’s pregnancy at a time when the person knew or reasonably should have known that the other individual was pregnant.

A person who recklessly operates a motor vehicle and causes a termination of pregnancy as a result will be found guilty of unlawful termination of  a pregnancy.

Any law, treaty, or regulation related that goes against the notion that life begins at conception is null and void in Colorado, the bill states. 

Status of Legislation

1/8/2020 – Introduced

2/19/2020 – Referred to House Committee

People

Primary

Stephen Humphrey (H)

Laurie Saine (H)

Vicki Marble (S)