Colorado House Bill 22-1279, The Reproductive Health Equity Act, seeks to remove any restrictions on abortions in Colorado. The bill is highly divisive and controversial. The bill faces intense opposition from a coalition of pro-life groups and causes. Hundreds of Coloradans spoke against the bill in over fourteen hours of testimony. The debate on the Colorado House floor lasted more than 24 hours. Despite the opposition to the bill, it passed the House and the Senate Judiciary Committee on party-line votes, with Democrats voting to move the bill to law. The next stop for the bill is the Colorado Senate, where the bill is expected to pass if the party-line voting continues.
Dr. Douglas Groothuis, Professor of Philosophy at Denver Seminary, was one of the hundreds that gave testimony against The Reproductive Health Equity Act. He joins Kim in the second hour of today’s broadcast to discuss the moral and legal issues with the bill and the implications if it passes. Dr. Groothius has also written an essay on the subject, Abortion, Law, and Human Value.