WATCH: Governor Polis signs Reproductive Health Equity Act
Denver, Colo. (KKTV) - On Monday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis joined bill sponsors and community leaders to sign legislation codifying a person’s fundamental right to make reproductive healthcare decisions free from government interference.
WATCH full presser at the top of this article.
Click here to read more about the “Reproductive Health Equity Act.”
The bill prohibits state and local public entities from:
-Denying, restricting, interfering with, or discriminating against an individual’s fundamental right to use or refuse contraception or to continue a pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion in the regulation or provision of benefits, services, information, or facilities; and
-Depriving, through prosecution, punishment, or other means, an individual of the individual’s right to act or refrain from acting during the individual’s own pregnancy based on the potential, actual, or perceived impact on the pregnancy, the pregnancy’s outcomes, or on the pregnant individual’s health.
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