Denver, Colo., Apr 5, 2022 / 16:00 pm
Colorado governor Jared Polis signed a bill into law Monday codifying the right to abortion and contraception in the state.
The bill was strongly opposed by the Catholic Church in Colorado, with testimony against it submitted by three bishops during a state Senate committee hearing.
“As the federal legal landscape surrounding reproductive health care evolves, Colorado can now thankfully continue to assure individuals that their intimate right to choose how and whether to proceed with family planning and pregnancy is protected at the state level,” Polis, a Democrat, said in his April 4 signing statement for the Reproductive Health Equity Act.
Shortly after the signing ceremony, Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver tweeted, “Jesus forgive us! Tragic day for Colorado with signing of HB22-1279 unrestricted abortion up to birth with zero rights for the unborn. A triumph for the culture of death & further erosion of the dignity of human life. We will continue to pray for the conversion of hearts.”