With the intention of the Supreme Court to overthrow and greatly weaken its territory Roe v. Wade As a result, medical clinics in Colorado are preparing to increase the number of out -of -state residents seeking extermination, and lawyers are stepping up to prevent the discovery. of pregnancy under state law.
Colorado is one of the few states with no restraints during pregnancy that can be executed and is one of the few states in the country without a waiting period to arrive. 72 hours after the discharge instruction.
When the Supreme Court heard debates in December about Mississippi law restricting access to training, questions from new conservatives appeared to be States are allowed to decide on their own policies. While legislatures in Mountain West and Great Plains states are working to eliminate pregnancy rights, Colorado judges are strengthening the state’s defenses. If judges overturn a 49 -year -old verdict barring the right to execute, the hope is that the demand for eviction in Colorado will increase from people living in those states close to home. to limit the touch.
“We’re working on that,” said Margie Andersohn, director of training at Healthy Futures for Women, a Denver -based office that is trying to re -hire employees and resellers. it can cause injuries after 20 weeks in. pregnant.
“We’re expecting a lot of demand in the summer, however,” said Drs. Rebecca Cohen, medical director of the Comprehensive Women’s Health Center in Denver, talks about the impact of the Court’s decision.
Andersohn said the demand for Healthy Futures for Women increased after Texas passed a law banning most homicides after six weeks of pregnancy. provide compensation to those who directly complain to the person who provided the pregnancy or help the patient get it. The Supreme Court rejected the law’s ban on pre -match competitions. (Idaho has passed a similar law.) At the office, elections are scheduled a few days in advance, instead of the 24- to 48-hour window desired by the office.
“Women are flowing from Texas,” he said.
At the Comprehensive Women’s Health Clinic, Texans make up one -fifth of all patients on some days, and options are delayed for a few weeks, according to Cohen. He said more and more patients are out of state during pregnancy, because they need time to adjust their routine and travel logistics to go to an office with options. to have or because of having problems after pregnancy that affect their health. or the baby in misery, as their water in the first place.
“They can develop high blood pressure, they can develop disease, and there’s also a high risk that the baby won’t survive,” Cohen said. “The safest thing to do is to end the pregnancy, but they can’t get into that care in Texas.”
Texas law allows detention after six weeks if pregnancy threatens a woman’s life or threatens a health problem.
The influx of out -of -state people coming to Colorado for murder is creating a “domino effect,” demanding Colorado residents – especially in parts of the state. with small offices – travel long distances to find care, says Amanda Carlson, Cobalt’s director. Child Protection Fund. Cobalt helps people pay for travel, accommodations, and child care while they seek treatment in Colorado. By the end of 2021, a third of its earnings will be Texans.
Some Colorado medical clinics are struggling to keep up with the rising demand. Cohen’s office has established a telehealth program that welcomes people who are eligible to prescribe medication but must be physically present in Colorado to discuss when to take the medication. The shortage of health care workers makes it difficult to find suitable staff, Cohen said.
The effects of Texas law in Colorado are only the beginning. Three of Colorado’s closest neighbors “know or try to immediately ban pregnancy” if Roe v. Wade compromised, the Guttmacher Institute, a research organization that supports homicide rights, projects. Fourth, Kansas will ask voters in August to decide whether to change its constitution so that retention is not considered a fundamental right.
About 10,400 people will have abortions in Colorado by 2020, and about 13% of them will come from outside the state, according to the most recent data available from the Colorado Health Department.
Traveling to Colorado can be a great option for those who are looking for a break from the rest of the states if Roe was beaten down. Kari White, a researcher at the University of Texas-Austin, said the first half of covid-19 disease provided some insight into the nature of the study in a post-Roe government, because states like Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Texas have banned short -term detention, believing it to be unfair.
At the time, most Texans who wanted divorce traveled to New Mexico, Colorado, or Kansas, White said – examples that could serve as a sign of things to come.
“It will depend a lot on your ability to strengthen your birth control where you live,” White said.
White found that in the four months after Texas enacted its law in 2021, the number of Texans seeking deportation out of state was 5,500, compared to 500. at the same time in 2019. Nearly half went to Oklahoma, where it is progressing some anti-murder bills similar to the Texas bill. Some also went to Kansas – which gave half of its all -time injuries in 2019 out of state.
Colorado, with about 20 child training centers, offers more enrollment than Oklahoma, Kansas, and New Mexico, each with about five. It is one of the few states west of the Mississippi River that intends to avoid getting pregnant if the Film Council overturns. Roe v. Wade.
In that country, Colorado is considered a “safe state for pregnancy and reproductive health,” said Katherine Riley, executive director for the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights, or COLOR.
But Colorado state law does not allow for participation in a homicide. Lawmakers in the Democratic House passed a bill that would make every pregnant woman “a serious responsibility to continue pregnancy and childbirth or incarceration.” Democratic Gov. Jared Polis said he would sign it into law.
The bill does not provide any money for low -income women to undergo executions, which is why supporters of the blockade say it will continue to blockade. Constitutional changes from the 1980s prohibited public spending money on extermination, which meant that low -income citizens were often forced to pay out of pocket. Federal Medicaid funds cannot be used to cover the stomachs. But Medicaid is a federal-state corporate program, and 16 states use their own Medicaid money to cover the process.
Rep. Meg Froelich, a Democrat from Greenwood Village, Colorado, said she was one of the proponents of the bill, which would prevent counties, counties, or any local organization from turning to contraception if. Roe fall. “That’s one of the main reasons we think it’s important to have this in books,” Froelich said.
But COLOR’s Riley said Colorado’s new bill isn’t enough to permanently prevent childbirth, citing strong opposition from Republican lawyers. He sees the bill as a stopgap measure until 2024, which abortion-rights advocates hope to provide Coloradans with a ballot measure that will include the state constitution.
“This will hold us back,” Froelich said of the bill. “We think this will take us to 2024.”
Conservative lawyers have seen states considering a birth ban that residents may look at in states like Colorado in the future. In Missouri, where state law banning most pregnancy after eight weeks of pregnancy in court, a judge has tried to criminalize aiding a child. Missouri residents have a pregnancy, even though it is a state.
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