MEDIA ADVISORY

February 21, 2018

Contact:
Jolene Cardenas
Communications Manager, COLOR
jolene@colorlatina.org
303-393-0382 Office
303-597-8224 Cell

Laura K Chapin
Communications Consultant, NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado
lchapin@prochoicecolorado.org
303-954-8416 (office)

Thursday, February 22, 12:45 pm, State Capitol North Foyer:

Colorado Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Coalition Press Conference to Oppose HB 1082 (the WRONG bill) and HB 1225 (Personhood)

Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Stop Pushing Limits on Abortion Care That Put Services Out of Reach, Hurts Access for Low-Income Women and Women of Color

(Denver, CO) – The Colorado Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Coalition will be holding a press conference on Thursday, February 22 to oppose two anti-women’s health bills, HB 1082 (the Women’s Rights Obliterated Now, or WRONG bill) and HB 1225 (Personhood). The press conference will take place before the bills are heard in the House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee at 1:30.

HB18-1082 is one of a slew of policies states have have seen over the years that seek to push medically unnecessary limitations on abortion care, not because it will promote health or safety, but with the intention of making care harder to access and provide. Members of the Coalition are extremely concerned because when any health service is made more expensive or access is limited it falls hardest on low-income women and women of color. There is no factual basis or medical need for House Bill 1082.

HB 1225 is yet another attempt to put ‘personhood’ into Colorado law, something Colorado voters have repeatedly rejected at the ballot box.

WHAT: Press Conference Opposing HB 1082 and HB 1225
WHEN: 12:45 pm.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
WHERE: North Foyer, State Capitol
WHO: Advocates, Physicians, Legislators
VISUALS: Ultrasound Wand, 1in3 Campaign Abortion Story Photo Essay

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Members of the Colorado Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Coalition are available for interview upon request.

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