DENVER (CBS4) – Cheers erupted as Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act into law on Monday.
“It means no matter what the Supreme Court does in the future, women in Colorado will be able to choose when and if they have children,” he said.
While Colorado didn’t have any restrictions surrounding abortions prior to the bill, there were no laws protecting that right, until now.
“This is so proactive, and really says we are here in Colorado to serve our patients,” Kristina Tocce, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, said.
She says in the days after Texas law began restricting access to abortion care they saw a nearly 520% increase in patients from there.
“Instantly we saw an increased number of patients from Texas…
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