Governor Jared Polis Statement on Roe v. Wade & U.S. Supreme Court
DENVER, CO (STL.News) Governor Jared Polis released a statement following a report that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade, the long-standing and landmark case ensuring a woman’s right to choose.
“While states like Texas, Florida, and Arizona are engaging in the unwelcome intrusion of government into deeply personal and religious decisions, Colorado remains a refuge where individual rights are respected and where any person has the ability to live, work, thrive, and raise a family on their own terms,” said Governor Jared Polis. “While this is extremely disappointing news, representing a radical shift in American life away from individual freedom, in Colorado we will continue to fight for and respect the right to make decisions about your own body and medical health.”
This April, Gov. Polis signed a new law which codifies protections to ensure that choice remains legal in Colorado. Under the Polis-Primavera administration and in partnership with the legislature, Colorado has laws on the books to protect access to reproductive health care and services. Colorado was the first state to allow safe, legal abortion, which was signed into law by Republican Governor John Love in 1967.