After the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, many Americans were unsure what that meant for abortion access. Although each state has its own restrictions, in Colorado, abortion is not illegal. However, there are some limitations currently in place in this state.
What Are Colorado’s Abortion Restrictions?
According to the Colorado Statues section, 13-22-704, minors must give parental notification before an abortion.
Article 5, Section 50 of Colorado’s State Constitution also bans public funds for induced abortions unless “used for those medical services necessary to prevent the death of a pregnant woman or her unborn child under circumstances where every reasonable effort is made to preserve the life of each.”
Since abortion is not usually publicly funded, a patient’s insurance would have to be consulted to inquire if this procedure is a covered expense or if the individual is responsible for payment.
What Did Roe Vs. Wade Really Do?
In 1973, Roe vs. Wade was a Supreme Court ruling that stated it was a constitutional right for women to receive an elective abortion. However, in June of 2022, this decision was overturned.
When this occurred, the Supreme Court granted it appropriate for each state to decide upon abortion laws for themselves.
Due to this verdict, many states have restricted abortion access unless the mother’s life is at stake. In these cases, states understand this is a grave matter that may necessitate life-saving measures.
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