FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 6, 2022
Media Contact: Aurea Bolaños Perea,
Strategic Communications Director
GOV. POLIS ORDERS SAFEGUARDS FOR ABORTION ACCESS. COLOR APPLAUDS HIS EFFORTS TO PROTECT PATIENTS AND PROVIDERS WHO SEEK AND OFFER CARE IN COLORADO.
DENVER, CO – Today, Gov. Polis released a statement announcing that Colorado is “committed to protecting access to reproductive health care. No one who is lawfully providing, assisting, seeking, or obtaining reproductive health care in Colorado should be subject to legal liability or professional sanctions.” This is a great step forward in affirming legal protections for reproductive health care in our state, and reaffirming the privacy of all who seek reproductive health care, such as abortion, in Colorado. We are thankful to the Governor for using executive action to protect not just Coloradans, but the thousands of people who will seek care here.
“This means that Colorado will not cooperate with any criminalization attempt for a right that is protected under law in our state,” Christina Soliz, Political Director of COLOR said. “We’re keeping our promise to go beyond the Reproductive Health Equity Act and expand access and protections for all — regardless of who you are and where you come from.”
This year alone, thousands of out-of-state people have come seeking abortion care in Colorado. We know that ensuring the legality of abortion care was just one part of this fight for the right to bodily autonomy for all. Protecting patients and providers is a necessary step in ensuring Colorado is truly an abortion-safe state, and we thank Governor Polis for taking executive action. Now is the time to use every method at our disposal to protect abortion rights, access, and care.
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) is a community-rooted nonprofit organization that works to enable Latinx individuals and their families to lead safe, healthy, and self-determined lives.