Statement by VP of Public Affairs Cathy Alderman:
“Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado applauds today’s defeat of HB-1033, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Humphrey.
“By a vote of 6-5, HB 1033 was postponed indefinitely and rightfully
so. This measure was an unconstitutional and outright ban on abortion in
all almost all circumstances. HB-1033 offered no exception for rape or
incest, requiring survivors of rape or incest to give birth to their
“We even witnessed the introduction of an amendment that would have
made it illegal for health care providers to dispense emergency
contraception, a form of birth control, to anyone including victims of
rape and incest.
“The type of policy sponsored by Rep. Humphrey is an insult to women
and their ability to make decisions about their body for themselves.
“Furthermore, the rejection of HB-1033 reflects the sentiment of the
majority of Colorado voters. A new poll released by Project New America
and Keating Research shows that 62 percent of Colorado voters agree
that, ‘A woman should be allowed to have an abortion based on her
personal values and her doctor's advice.’ Seven out of 10 Americans back the 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade making abortion legal in the United States.
“Planned Parenthood stands with our state lawmakers who voted against
this measure. Abortion is a complex decision for a woman and politicians
should not meddle in that decision.”