Does the Overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect Colorado?
The overturning of Roe v. Wade impacts all states, including Colorado. Due to this Supreme Court decision, every state now has the power to determine its own abortion laws. There are currently varying restrictions depending on the state and lawmakers who speak for the people of that territory.
Previously, the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 made it a constitutional right for women to have an elective abortion without the need for a life-threatening health condition impacting their decision.
However, as of June 2022, when this decision was overturned, the Supreme Court decided it should be up to the people to determine their laws on abortion.
Since this new verdict, the people of each state now have the power to vote and adjust laws on abortion.
Currently, Colorado state has decided that abortion should remain unrestricted. However, some regulations now observed are:
Parental notification is required (or a judge must give an override).
No minor is required to submit to an abortion.
No public funding is available for abortion.
Since the laws on abortion are now subject to change based on what the people vote on, lawmakers are moving quickly to adjust regulations. Due to this, these laws are subject to change as new state delegates are voted into office, and laws are adjusted accordingly.
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