A Republican World & The Republican War On Women – ‘Colorado Is Considering A Bill To Send Doctors To Prison For Prescribing Emergency Contraception’
‘Colorado lawmakers are currently considering a bill that would ban all abortions and possibly emergency contraception, and slap doctors with a Class 3 felony if they provide their patients with either of these services’.
‘The measure, House Bill 14-1133, is the latest in a long line of failed attempts to pass a total abortion ban in the state’.
‘HB 14-1133 defines a fetus as an “unborn human being” upon the moment of fertilization, and forbids doctors from prescribing any medication or performing any procedure that could result in the “termination of the life of an unborn human being.”
‘The legislation specifies that it’s not intended to apply to birth control’.
‘But since abortion opponents tend to incorrectly assert that the morning after pill ends a pregnancy, reproductive rights groups in the state warn the measure could end up banning emergency contraception along with abortion, depending how it’s interpreted’.
‘Under HB 14-1133, doctors could face up to 12 years in prison and a $750,000 fine for violating the policy’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/health/2014/03/11/3391621/colorado-total-abortion-ban/#