Colo. Bill Targets Crimes Against Pregnant Women
DENVER (AP)- Crimes against pregnant women in Colorado would be punished with a new statute that got initial approval from lawmakers Tuesday.
The debate over punishment for killing a pregnant woman's child has sparked passionate discussion from both sides of the abortion debate.
Lawmakers say they're trying to avoid a fight over abortion and focus on creating a new law to properly punish crimes against pregnant women.
The House Judiciary Committee voted 10-to-1 Tuesday afternoon, to create new felony charges for unlawful termination of a pregnancy.
The Democratic-sponsored bill still needs to be debated by the entire house.