Yes folks, you read that headline correct.
A stunning new Bill signed into Law in Colorado could allow abortion — get this — up to 28 days AFTER birth.
It’s not a joke…
It’s not satire…
It’s very evil.
Here are the details from Life Site News:
— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) April 6, 2022
When Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a radical pro-abortion bill into law Monday, he also may have begun allowing newborn babies to be killed in infanticide.
The new law declares abortion to be a “fundamental right” in Colorado and denies all rights and legal protections to any “fertilized egg, embryo or fetus” up to birth. It also prohibits cities and municipalities from banning abortions through local ordinances such as others have done through the Sanctuary City for the Unborn movement.
On Wednesday, however, editors of The Denver Gazette warned that the law goes beyond allowing unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to birth.
It also creates “ambiguity regarding infants killed post-delivery by cause or neglect,” they wrote. “Polis issued a signing statement saying the law does no such thing, but he’s probably wrong.”
Under the law, state and local officials are prohibited from regulating or restricting any form of “reproductive health care,” including “postnatal and delivery care” – in other words, after the baby is born.
Pro-abortion legislation with similar language in Maryland and California this spring also has pro-life advocates alarmed. A legislative analysis of the California bill admitted that it “could be interpreted to immunize a pregnant person from all criminal penalties for all pregnancy outcomes, including the death of a newborn for any reason during the ‘perinatal’ period after birth.”
The language is slightly different in the new Colorado law but it is equally alarming.
More from LifeSiteNews:
Polis ignored the potential allowance of infanticide, too, while portraying himself as a “loving and devoted father,” the editors continued.
“Colorado earned the creepy distinction Monday for enacting North America’s most extreme abortion law — in a country that tolerates abortion more than most of the civilized world,” the editors wrote.
The United States is one of just a few countries that allows abortions for any reason up to birth. Most countries strictly limit or ban abortions after the first trimester.
— Stop Abortion Now (@LifeNewsToo) April 6, 2022
Here is a portion of an Editorial from the Denver Gazette:
Colorado earned the creepy distinction Monday for enacting North America’s most extreme abortion law — in a country that tolerates abortion more than most of the civilized world.
Gov. Jared Polis signed House Bill 1279, which allows abortions during labor and delivery. The law creates ambiguity regarding infants killed post-delivery by cause or neglect.
The law jeopardizes Colorado’s requirement for parental notification when minors seek abortions. Polis issued a signing statement saying the law does no such thing, but he’s probably wrong.
“This law is too extreme for Colorado,” said state Sen. Paul Lundeen, R-Monument, who served on the House Judiciary Committee for four years before advancing to the Senate.
Before Monday, Polis ranked among the best of the Democratic Party’s thin bench of A-list prospects for the White House. Not so much today. Indeed, the law is too extreme for most Coloradans.
That makes it over-the-top extreme for other states, including California. By signing this law, our friend Polis — a loving and devoted father — appears callously dismissive of young life and Judeo-Christian morality. It is hard to fathom why he signed it.
The bill leads with “a fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent or derivative rights under the laws of the state.”
That eliminates any proportional justice for women who suffer miscarriages caused by domestic abuse, drunken drivers or other criminal violence. It means Colorado has less regard for unborn humans than California, where prosecutors famously convicted Scott Peterson for murdering his unborn child.
The bill forbids all public entities — prosecutors, cops, judges and juries — “to burden an individual’s fundamental rights relating to reproductive health care.”
“Parental notification could easily be seen as a ‘burden’ to reproductive care,” said former Colorado House Majority Leader Amy Stephens, R-Monument. “The governor’s signing statement is political. It does not change what this law says.”
In Colorado, abortion providers must notify the parents or guardians when minors seek abortions. The decision remains with the young woman. With this law, any hack lawyer could argue that “notification” equals “burden.” It is a burden — by design — to balance the interests of minors and their parents.
It gets worse. The law protects “reproductive health care” from any form of regulation and defines “reproductive health care” to include “postnatal, and delivery care.”
Then it goes further, forbidding consequences for reproductive decisions made regardless of “the pregnancy’s outcomes.” Common “outcomes” include birthed infants.
And a similar Bill from California seeks to do the same thing.
A California Assembly committee has passed a radical bill that legal analysts say would legalize infanticide, letting babies die up to 6 weeks after birth.
Assembly Bill 2223, sponsored by Assemblywoman Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland, is one of eight bills that the Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California identified as a legislative priority this year and the Assembly Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the legislation today.
While more than a hundred individuals opposed AB 2223 in committee — in person or by phone — no individuals spoke in support of the bill. The only supporters of the legislation were pro-abortion groups like Planned Parenthood, NARAL and the ACLU.
All six of the committee’s ruling Democrats voted in favor of AB 2223 awhile the three Republicans on the panel voted against it. Now the measure heads to the Assembly Health Committee and, if approved there, if will proceed to the full California Assembly.
Pro-life advocates and a legislative analysis warned that Wicks’ bill would legalize infanticide as well as expand abortions. Attorney Wesley Smith has written how the bill would possibly allow letting babies die as old as 6 weeks but it appears certain that infanticide would be tolerated for the first 28 days after birth.
The bill would prohibit authorities from charging a mother for “actions or omissions” related to her pregnancy, “including miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion, or perinatal death.” Anyone who “aids or assists a pregnant person” also would be exempt from prosecution. Additionally, the bill would allow the woman to sue police and other authorities who arrest or charge her in such cases.
According to the California Family Council, the “perinatal death” language in the bill would exempt mothers who kill their newborn babies from prosecution.
“Although definitions of ‘perinatal death’ vary, all of them include the demise of newborns seven days or more after birth. Some definitions extend from weeks after birth up to a year,” the pro-life organization said.
A legislative analysis of the bill also confirmed that the “perinatal death” language could be interpreted to allow infanticide, according to the Bee.
“As currently in print, it may not be sufficiently clear that ‘perinatal death’ is intended to be the consequence of a pregnancy complication,” the Assembly Judiciary Committee bill analysis states. “Thus, the bill could be interpreted to immunize a pregnant person from all criminal penalties for all pregnancy outcomes, including the death of a newborn for any reason during the ‘perinatal’ period after birth, including a cause of death which is not attributable to pregnancy complications, which clearly is not the author’s intent.”
Wicks lashed out pro-life advocates for exposing the problems in her bill, calling their alarm “absurd and disingenuous.”