Catholic and pro-life leaders lamented Colorado Gov. Jared Polis’ final approval of three strongly pro-abortion bills on Friday, objecting that they prioritize abortion “at the cost of countless children’s lives.”
The new laws ban abortion-pill reversal treatments, greatly restrict advertising for pro-life pregnancy resource centers, require insurance providers to pay for abortions, and remove parental notification for minors seeking an abortion, among other measures.
Bella Health and Wellness, a pro-life, Catholic-founded health care clinic that provides abortion pill reversal, quickly filed a legal challenge to the abortion pill reversal ban, with the backing of the religious liberty legal group Becket. If it continues to offer and advertise progesterone for abortion pill reversal, the clinic faces up to $20,000 in fines per violation and the loss of providers’ medical licenses.
The new laws also forbid medical facilities and insurance provider networks from terminating or excluding medical professionals who perform abortions or provide “gender-affirming care,” with some exceptions for religious organizations opposed to these practices.
In an April 14 letter, the Catholic bishops of Colorado said there was “a strong outcry” against the three bills. They said the laws are out of step with the 63% of Coloradans who do not support unrestricted abortion. Most residents do not want to pay for abortion in their health insurance and do not want to penalize health care providers who object to abortion and “gender-affirming care.”
Democratic Gov. Polis and the “near-veto-proof majority of pro-abortion lawmakers” in the Legislature, the bishops said, are “telling Coloradans that they prioritize abortion over life-affirming reproductive health care decisions for women, at the expense of the mother’s health and, even more grave, at the cost of countless children’s lives.”
They lamented that some Catholic legislators had voted for the bills and asked them to refrain from holy Communion until they show public repentance and receive absolution in sacramental confession.
“The tears of God fell on Denver today as our governor signed three extreme abortion bills into law, choosing a culture of death over a culture of life,” Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver said on Twitter April 14. “Let us continue to pray for the conversion of hearts and minds and the courage to defend the dignity of life….”
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The laws are out of step with common sense.
Jared Polis is the first “married” gay man to be elected as Colorado’s governor. The gay couple are also parents. The Colorado governor has broken God’s Laws.
And you haven’t?
Grow up! This is NOT about a bunch of horrible hypocrites, “casting the first stone!” Use your brain! Christ always called out those with power, prestige, and influence, who were terrible sinners, doing great harms to society. Bad, elected political leaders who commit horrible sins and crimes, against God’s Laws– like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Gov. Polis, and etc. — should be called out by YOU!
So you are now equating yourself with Christ? Interesting.
Sometimes when I read through this website I get the feeling that you all think the only people who have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God are gay people & drag queens, women who had abortions, and democrats. If so, you might be in for a rude awakening. Oh, that would make you #woke, and we can’t be having that now.
We are to understand our Faith and to act upon it, as Christ would have us do, with great courage. Christ asks His followers to help Him eradicate harmful sin in the world, and establish His Kingdom. We must courageously call out the sinner and ask that he change– that is a big responsibility. The poor, little innocent babies in their mothers’ wombs on Death Row, down at Planned Parenthood, awaiting their Execution Day, in Colorado– are counting on you.
Have you had an abortion?
Have you participated in an abortion or paid for one?
Have you supported a friend or family member who got an abortion?
I believe that abortion is the leading cause of death in the US. Heart disease might beat it.
A lot of the pro-life rhetoric make things worse so you might want to consider what is really the best way to achieve your goals.
You need to stop this stuff. The Catholic religion is holy. It should not be used for worldly power.
Jared also holds dual Israeli citizenship.
Where are his TRUE loyalties?
There is no “choice”. There is only Moloch
right…and the same politicians that ‘out law’ mifepristone are the same one’s that attack other state legislators that want to ‘outlaw’ covid vaccines. What intellectual pygmies….
I just signed a petition for a group of Catholic young people, who are trying to persuade Marquette University, a Catholic Jesuit institution in Milwaukee, Wisconsin– not to hold “Pride Week,” with promotion of gay sex acts and horrific sexual sins, Drag Queens, transgender activities, etc. etc. God bless those poor Catholic kids– I wish them good luck, with their petition! Long ago, the name of “Catholic” should have been removed from that school, by the Archbishop of Milwaukee.
Colorado has been Californicated.