Colorado Abortion Ban (HB 1033)
This law was last updated on Dec 16, 2014
HB 1033 would have prohibited abortion after the point of conception.
The bill would have allowed exceptions to prevent the death of the mother, if the physician made a reasonable effort to save the life of the mother and fetus; and if a licensed physician provided medical treatment and accidentally or unintentionally injured or caused the death of the fetus. This bill would have excluded pregnant mothers from criminal penalty. This bill would have excluded sale and use of contraception prior to conception and if the contraceptive measure, device, drug, or chemical is used in accordance to manufacturer instruction.
This bill would have banned abortion with no exception for rape or incest. In addition, it would have eliminated certain medical choices for women, including some cancer treatments and in vitro fertilization.
Violation of this bill would have resulted in a class 3 felony.
Similar to HB 1133, which failed to pass in 2014.