What is the Reproductive Health Equity Act?
Reproductive health care is essential to every individual making their own decisions about what’s best for themselves and their family — including whether to get an abortion, in consultation with their health care providers. No one should have their most personal medical decisions controlled by politicians, neighbors, or complete strangers – but that’s exactly what’s happening across the country.
Last year was the worst year for abortion rights on record: 957 restrictions were introduced and 147 were enacted. And the Supreme Court is expected to overturn or dramatically weaken Roe v. Wade this spring.
If the protections afforded by Roe v. Wade are gone, 26 states are poised to ban abortion almost immediately. We can’t let that happen in Colorado.
That’s why we’re running the Reproductive Health Equity Act: to secure abortion rights in Colorado now and for the future.
The Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) will protect reproductive rights as fundamental rights.
Having access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care including contraception and abortion helps ensure that people can control their own bodies, lives, and futures.
This bill will establish that:
- Every individual has the fundamental right to choose or refuse contraception;
- Every individual who becomes pregnant has a fundamental right to choose to continue a
pregnancy and give birth or to have an abortion; and
- A fertilized egg, embryo, or fetus does not have independent rights under the laws of the state.
Basically, RHEA will establish that no one can tell you what to do with your body when it comes to your reproductive health.
Help us pass this critical legislation and keep Colorado a place where you can control your reproductive health and your future.