Co bill addressing fetal homicide to be abandoned

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - Pressure from both sides of the abortion debate has led Colorado lawmakers to abandon a proposal that would have allowed people to be charged in the killing of an unborn baby.

Republican Rep. Mark Waller said he plans to stall his bill during a committee hearing Thursday afternoon. He said each side of the abortion debate worried the bill would go against their positions and he and other lawmakers couldn't allay those concerns.

House Bill 1256 included language saying people wouldn't be charged in cases where a mother consents to medical care. The proposal also stated that it didn't “confer the status of 'person' upon a human embryo, fetus, or unborn child.”

Waller says the bill was about adequately prosecuting cases, not about abortion.

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