On Monday, Colorado Governor Jared Polis signed into law pro-abortion bill 1279, which codifies abortion up until birth in our state. The scramble to pass the bill was fueled by the Supreme Court’s forthcoming ruling on the Dobbs case, which could overturn Roe v. Wade and put abortion law in the hands of states.
Colorado now joins Communist countries China and North Korea and a small number of states like New York in permitting abortion until the moment of birth. Further, by specifically stating that a pre-born baby has no rights, pregnant women have no meaningful recourse if their baby is killed in a violent crime prior to being born.
It is a dark outcome to be sure. I want to thank so many of you for responding to this bill by contacting members of our state congress, with special appreciation for those who took time to be among the hundreds who testified against it. In the end, there weren’t ears to hear the truth about what is best for Colorado women, men and families.
But let me encourage you with this. Since this bill was introduced over three weeks ago, we’ve provided more than 100 medical grade pregnancy tests and 77 potentially life-saving ultrasounds to women in need in our community. Upon meeting their baby face to face and seeing the extensive support for new parents you make possible at our centers, over 80% of these women chose LIFE for their baby!
The truth is when an abortion-vulnerable woman choose life for her baby, you and I personally overturn Roe v. Wade for that family.
While today’s development is incredibly disappointing, take heart. Your support continues to ensure that:
- Women facing unexpected pregnancies hear about all their options through our online communications and caring staff …
- Women and men receive our material resources, parenting coaching, professional counseling if needed and referrals to additional support, and …
- As many babies as possible are given a chance at LIFE!
At our current pace, we will provide at least 900 ultrasounds in 2022 – each one a potentially life-saving opportunity. This is TWICE the number we provided just FIVE years ago. The need is greater than ever and thankfully, we’re able to provide for it through your generosity.
Your support makes these free, life-changing, life-saving resources possible. In the wake of this tragic decision, if you want to confirm your support of LIFE in our community, know that it will make a meaningful difference for moms, dads and babies in need right now.
If in the weeks ahead Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Dobbs case, we will celebrate. But then it will also likely mean that more women than ever will be seeking abortions in Colorado, crossing state borders to do so. Rest assured that with your help, we will be there to offer compassionate pro-woman, pro-life solutions.
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. ~ John 16:33
Still changing lives together,