The funds will be redirected to about 200 health-care facilities, but pro-choice advocates don’t think those health centers could fill the gap left by Planned Parenthood’s defunding.
So-called heartbeat abortion bans have been repeatedly found to be unconstitutional because they seek to ban the procedure months before the point at which a fetus is viable.
Supporters of the anti-choice legislation twice invoked a Doritos Super Bowl ad that depicted an animated fetus.
Personhood USA, which has backed three failed “personhood” ballot initiatives in Colorado, is organizing a municipal initiative for Colorado Springs.
The lawsuit is the fourth challenge to the new law that regulates pregnancy-related centers, requiring facilities to post a public notice about access to abortion and birth control.
Attorneys challenging the measure argue it unduly burdens abortion rights and serves no legitimate health interest.
The bill is meant to protect animals from abuse. It also makes sodomy a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
The bill drew heavily on copycat legislation, “The Born Alive Infant Protection Act,” authored by Americans United for Life, an anti-choice legislation mill.
A federal judge ruled Friday that nope, David Daleiden was not engaging in “journalism” when he concocted the video smear campaign against Planned Parenthood; plus more legal news.
Language in the anti-choice bill doesn’t indicate how an abortion provider is to determine the reason the patient has chosen to receive abortion care.