Colorado Representative Introduces Bill to Make Abortion a Felony in the State

Baby VIIDENVER — A Republican representative in Colorado has introduced a bill that would make abortion a class 3 felony in the state.

Rep. Steve Humphrey introduced House Bill 1133 on Thursday, a proposal similar to a measure he penned last year. The bill defines life as beginning at conception, and thus bars abortion for any reason, including in cases of rape and incest.

“I ran as a pro-life candidate and this is an issue that is important to my constituents. This should not be a surprise to anybody.” Humphrey told the U.S. Finance Post. “My constituents, whom I represent, feel strongly about this issue and I owe it to them to attempt to advance this issue. I realize this is an emotional issue and my intent is not to rub someone’s nose in the issue, but when we’re talking about protecting human life this is a discussion that we need to have.”

Humphrey is just one of twelve state representatives that are backing the bill. Seven senators have also signed on to the legislation.

“It is the intent of the general assembly to make the practice of abortion illegal in the state of Colorado,” the proposed law reads.

“A person shall not knowingly administer to, prescribe for, procure for, or sell to a pregnant mother any medicine, drug, or other substance with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being,” it continues. “A person shall not knowingly use or employ any instrument or procedure upon a pregnant mother with the specific intent of causing or abetting the termination of the life of an unborn human being.”

The mother seeking the abortion would not be prosecuted, but any licensed physician who performs the procedure would be charged “unlawful termination of a pregnancy.” Those who end a pregnancy in an automobile accident while under the influence of drugs or alcohol would likewise be found guilty under the measure.

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Democrats are already expressing opposition to the bill, as they likewise struck down Humphrey’s proposal last year.

“Colorado is not going to deny a woman’s right to choose or allow the government to meddle in the private relationship between a woman and her doctor,” Rep. Lois Court told the Denver Post. “And similar measures in other states have repeatedly been ruled unconstitutional. The sponsors of these bills are setting a new standard for being out of touch.”

But Humphrey said that it is important to take a stand to protect children.

“I understand that some people may consider my bill a divisive issue, but I along with a majority of my constituents strongly support the bill and believe we must protect our most vulnerable children,” he stated.

“I want to commend Rep. Humphrey for being a true pro-life champion and recognizing that all life is precious at all stages,” said co-sponsor Lori Saine. “This provides the ultimate right to liberty to those who are the most vulnerable in our population. Without a right to life you can have no other rights including the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness.”


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  • http://joseph-a-nagy-jr.us Joseph Nagy Jr

    Now Tennessee politicians need to grow a pair and introduce similar legislation.

  • You wouldnt believe…

    … this is the same state that has legalized Hashish. So if you are stoned, you’ll walk free, but if you abort, you’ll be stoned?! Or would that be “fried”, rather than “stoned”, as stonings are more an Iranian thing?

  • Sir Tainly

    From Merriam-Webster:
    Full Definition of MURDER

    1
    : the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought
    2
    a : something very difficult or dangerous
    b : something outrageous or blameworthy

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Abortion is not murder, therefore making it a felony would be a gross mis-justice to any woman who runs afoul of this unjust law that has been proposed.

    Fortunately this proposed law will not pass. It has no chance…it’s …what do they call it, political grandstanding.

    • http://christiannews.net/2014/01/20/colorado-representative-introduces-bill-to-make-abortion-a-felony-in-the-state/ Christian4Ever

      Ok Sir Tainly, I believe you are extremely mistaken in your interpretation of definition 1: 1)Unlawfully killing a person; 2)Killing with malice aforethought. How can you NOT say abortion doesn’t by definition including malice aforethought? Someone has to realize that she’s pregnant; understand her options to either continue on or abort the pregnancy; and once she’s chosen abortion, she has chosen murder. The physician performing the abortion has chosen his/her profession; he/she opted to work in that field. There are no accidental decisions there. Abortion is MURDER.

      • Sir Tainly

        I did not expect everyone to agree Christian4Ever but that is OK because it would be foolish in the extreme to be pro-choice but then think that I knew what everyone should choose…yes? This in a nutshell is why I am pro-choice & it’s what I have found as to abortion.

        The Bible does not have even one statute against abortion even though abortions were practiced in Egypt before Moses’ time.

        There are two statutes in the OT law, one where fines are levied against a man that accidentally causes a miscarriage instead of the standard punishment for murder (death penalty yanno), and another where if a woman happened to be pregnant through adultery that she would receive a miscarriage by the hand of God. Anti-abortion Christians disagree but nobody has successfully disputed either point in my view, however the discussions have gotten long and complicated to be fair.

        I deeply believe that God has placed the ultimate authority to make the decision in the woman’s authority….not our government.

        I feel that the woman’s authority does not diminish in the least until the baby-to-be reaches viability and at that point should be conferred some human rights of it’s own.

        I feel the anti-abortion Christians are emotionally manipulated through theatrical histrionics more than reason and actually are disrespecting a woman’s God given rights to make her own choices.

        And that for all the pro-choice railing against the supposed “profit driven” abortion industry, that I feel that the profit driven Christian ministers are even worse.
        There is more of course…this was off the top of my head., it’s what I have found as to abortion.