May 30, 2023

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Abortion, gender-affirming ‘shield law’ passes House

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DENVER (KDVR) — A bill that aims to protect people who receive or provide abortion or gender-affirming health care is another step closer to becoming law.

Senate Bill 23-188 passed the House on Saturday. It’s now headed back to the Senate to consider amendments. Once approved, it would go to Gov. Jared Polis for a final signature.

“Our bill codifies important protections for legally protected health care service to make sure our patients, providers and assistors are shielded from interstate prosecution, retaliation and imprisonment,” bill sponsor Rep. Meg Froelich, D-Englewood, said in a statement.

People in states that have banned or severely limited abortion and gender-affirming care…

Lanie Lee Cook

2023-04-01 18:05:37

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