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HB20-1075:Protect Human Life At Conception

Reproductive Freedom
Bill Number: HB20-1075
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Oppose
Sponsors: S. Humphrey/ L. Saine /V. Marble


The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and
makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the
• A licensed physician performs a medical procedure
designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant
mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner
consistent with conventional medical practice; and
• A licensed physician provides medical treatment, including
chemotherapy or removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to the
mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury
to or death of the unborn child.
The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an
unborn child is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal
penalty. The sale and use of contraception is not prohibited by the bill. A
conviction related to the prohibition of the termination of the life of an
unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of physician
The bill states that any act, law, treaty, order, or regulation of the
United States government that denies or prohibits protection of a human
person’s inalienable right to life is null, void, and unenforceable in this
state and that the courts of the United States have no jurisdiction to
interfere with Colorado’s interest in protecting human life at conception
when human life begins.

Current Status:

House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely (02/19/20)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Health & Insurance (01/08/2020)

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