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Bill Detail: HB22-1047

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Title Protecting Human Life At Conception
Status House Committee on Health & Insurance Postpone Indefinitely (02/23/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
House Sponsors P. Neville (R)
Senate Sponsors
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/12/2022

The bill prohibits terminating the life of an unborn child and
makes a violation a class 1 felony. The following are exceptions to the
  • A licensed physician performs a medical procedure
designed or intended to prevent the death of a pregnant
mother, if the physician makes reasonable medical efforts

under the circumstances to preserve both the life of the
mother and the life of her unborn child in a manner
consistent with conventional medical practice; and
  • A licensed physician provides medical treatment, including
chemotherapy or removal of an ectopic pregnancy, to the
mother that results in the accidental or unintentional injury
to or death of the unborn child.
The pregnant mother upon whom termination of the life of an
unborn child is performed or attempted is not subject to a criminal
penalty. A conviction related to the prohibition of the termination of the
life of an unborn child constitutes unprofessional conduct for purposes of
physician licensing. The bill does not prohibit the sale and use of
The bill states that any act, law, treaty, order, or regulation of the
United States government that denies or prohibits protection of a human
person's inalienable right to life is null, void, and unenforceable, in this
state and that the courts of the United States have no jurisdiction to
interfere with Colorado's interest in protecting human life at conception,
when human life begins.

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