The most dangerous and impacting to pregnancy resource centers is SB23-190: Deceptive Trade Practice Pregnancy-related Service. The language of this bill could penalize pregnancy centers for trying to advertise their services to help pregnant women in crisis. Even more devastating is a clear ban on any means of offering anything intending to reverse an abortion pill.
Chelsea and I spent this last week engaged in this battle. Tuesday evening we were working on Chelsea's testimony for the judiciary committee on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday we worked on information to send out to legislators about this bill.
In this episode we play Chelsea's testimony in the bill committee. We also play some salient points from other testimonies. In particular, we respond to some of the testimony of Dr. Mitchell Creinin, who conducted the world-renowned "inconclusive" clinical trial on abortion pill reversal. Dr. Creinin concludes that the practice is unproven and "medical fraud."
We also played clips from other medical professionals who disputed Dr. Creinin's claims.
If you are listening to this episode the day it is released, March 19, 2023, the bill is at the Colorado Senate floor and will voted on today. Prayers for this situation are very much appreciated.
Update: Senate floor debate for these bills has been moved to the next day, Tuesday, March 21.
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