COLORADO SPRINGS. A proposed bill that would have defined abortion as a fundamental right in Colorado died in the Senate after a late-afternoon hearing at the State Capitol.
The bill proposed "to prohibit a state or local policy that denies or interferes with an individual's reproductive health care decisions or a state or local policy regarding reproductive health care that is inconsistent with, or that denies or interferes with access to information based on, current evidence-based scientific data and medical consensus."
However, the Colorado Catholic Conference, the legislative arm of the state's Catholic bishops, released an analysis April 8 that shows the bill is not quite what it appears to be.
"This is a radical bill that would create a 'fundamental right' to abortion among other things defined as 'reproductive health care' in this bill," Jennifer Kraska, the conference's executive director, said last week.
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