Blog: News Update – February 22, 2018
Dear Friend of CORCRC,
There are two very important anti-choice bills that are being voted on this Thursday, 2.22. Pro-choice advocates are needed to show up in numbers to defeat HB18-1082. This bill contains the anti-choice wish list all rolled into one.
Please join us at a Press Conference to defeat HB18-1082 beginning promptly at 12:30 to 1:15 pm, Thursday, Colorado State Capitol, North Foyer.
The Committee hearing will begin at 1:30pm in Room 271 – second floor just off the elevator.
HB18-1082 Women’s Right to Accurate Healthcare Information (Right Act)
This bill must be defeated. It is really the WRONG ACT and contains a long list of intrusions and barriers to a woman’s choice for an abortion. Burdensome requirements include: unnecessary ultrasounds, a mandatory waiting period, false claims about fetal pain and criminalizing doctors.
Sponsors Rep Saine/Sen Marble
HB18-1225: DEFINING LIFE AT CONCEPTION
Committee hearing 2.22
This is yet another attempt at incorporating personhood language into Colorado law.
HB18-1120 Prohibition of Dismemberment Abortion
Sponsors: Rep. Patrick Neville/Sen. Tim Neville (Feb 28)
The bill creates a definition of Dismemberment abortion and outlaws it. The procedure described is obsolete and rarely used.
HB 1121 No Funding Trafficking Aborted Human Body Parts
Sponsors: Rep. Tim Leonard/Sens. Tim Neville & Vicki Marble (Feb. 28).
This bill terminates state funding to a Colorado higher education institute that traffics in aborted fetuses. This bill is a solution in search of a problem that does not exist.
Points of Interest
Book Club recommendation: Try reading Red Clocks by Leni Zumas- fiction that might be uncomfortably realistic. This novel follows four women living in the near future when abortion is recriminalized and patriarchy rules.
JOIN US to learn how the Colorado Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Coalition is working to preserve and strengthen reproductive rights in Colorado. We’ll talk about what’s going on at the Capitol and how you can help. We also want to hear from you! Tell us what’s happening in your schools and community and how we can help make your community and the state of Colorado a leader in Reproductive Rights.
Please note that the updated calendar includes the details of the Reproductive Road Show. Please be sure to join in on our discussion when we come to your community.
February 24 – Reproductive Road Show – Grand Junction
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction
2:30 to 4:30pm
March 3 – Reproductive Road Show – Fort Collins
Old Town Library, 201 Peterson St, Ft Collins, CO 80524
2 – 4pm
March 7: Lobby Day – Register today for Reproductive Freedom Lobby Day
8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the State Capitol, RSVP Required
March 8 – Reproductive Road Show – Denver
Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd, Denver, CO 80211
5:30 – 7:30pm
March 15 – Reproductive Road Show – Parker
6:30 – 8:30pm
March 21: Women and Families Wednesdays
CORCRC is co-hosting this morning at the Capitol with the Interfaith Alliance. Meet in the Capitol Basement cafeteria and wear the color teal. There will be a brief lobby introduction and an update on bills to be addressed that morning.
March 22 – Reproductive Road Show – Colorado Springs
Cheyenne Mountain Library, 1785 S 8th St #100, Colorado Springs
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
April 7th _ Reproductive Road Show – Durango
Durango Public Library
1900 E 3rd Ave, Durango, CO 81301
1:30 to 3:30pm
April 28 – Reproductive Road Show – Alamosa
Alamosa Rec Center
2222 Old Sanford Rd, Alamosa
1:30 to 3:30pm
May 2: Reproductive Road Show – Longmont
Longmont Public Library
409 4th Ave, Longmont,
Wednesday May 2, 2018
6:30 to 8:30pm
May 3: Faith and Freedom Save the Date.
Ticket details to be announced
Time: 6:00 pm, Temple Emanuel
July 12, 2018
June 28, 2018
June 14, 2018