Abortion Laws in Colorado

If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion, it’s crucial to take time to learn about the rules and regulations surrounding abortion procedures in your state.

In this blog, we will be discussing the main laws related to abortion in the state of Colorado and what they might mean for your pregnancy options. 


Abortion Laws in Colorado

1. Abortion procedures are not covered by insurance for public employees

If you work for the government and are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, you may find your insurance coverage options limiting when it comes to abortion. 

According to Colorado law, abortion procedures cannot be covered by public insurance policies for government employees. 

If you are seeking affordable pregnancy healthcare, we recommend scheduling an appointment at your local pregnancy center, like Life Choices, for free pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, information on the pregnancy options available to you, and more!  


2. Public funding for abortion is only available in certain scenarios 

The Hyde Amendment declares that public dollars cannot be used to fund abortions except in cases of life endangerment, rape, or incest. 

Furthermore, Article 5, Section 50 of the Colorado State Constitution prohibit state taxpayer money from funding abortions.

This means that those covered under public insurance plans will likely be responsible to pay for their abortion on an out-of-pocket basis. Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, an abortion procedure can cost anywhere from $500 to $3,000. 

In order to better understand the pregnancy options available to you at this point in your pregnancy, we recommend scheduling an ultrasound scan at your local pregnancy center. Not only will your scan determine the gestational age of your pregnancy, but it will also reveal if your pregnancy is viable and help your doctor identify any dangerous health conditions. 


3. Parents must be notified before a minor can access an abortion 

Abortion is a serious medical procedure with potential side effects and risks to consider and patients must have access to the necessary support and care in the case of emergencies. Because of this, if you’re seeking an abortion as a minor (under the age of 18), you will likely be required to notify your parents before your procedure.

If you’re seeking information on your pregnancy options, but aren’t ready to talk to your parents about your pregnancy, Life Choices is here to help. We provide free and confidential pregnancy services to women of all ages!


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Are you ready to learn more about your pregnancy options in the state of Colorado? Life Choices is here to provide you with the answers you need to make an informed choice for your future. Schedule your free appointment today!