Does The Overturning of Roe v. Wade Affect CO?

With the recent reversal of Roe vs. Wade, many women are wondering if their state abortion laws have changed. If that’s you, you’re in the right place.

What Is Shifting?

The most important piece to understand is that The Supreme Court did not outlaw abortions in the U.S. In the past, The Supreme Court upheld that it was part of a woman’s Constitutional right to have an abortion. 


On June 24, 2022, The Court ruled that the original verdict was in error. Today, it is the states that vote, create and uphold laws regarding abortion. Every state has the right to make laws on when and if abortions should be legal. 


So where does that leave Colorado?

Can I Still Get An Abortion In CO?

The short answer, yes. Women who experience an unintended pregnancy in Colorado still have the option to have an elective abortion. Colorado lawmakers stated that women have the fundamental right to choose whether they will give birth or have an abortion. 


While deciding on an abortion may seem easy, taking some additional steps before the procedure could protect your future health and well-being. 

Next Steps

For women considering abortion, it is wise to visit a clinic or doctor’s office to confirm the pregnancy, have an ultrasound, and get tested for STDs. 

Confirming A Pregnancy

Even if you’ve gotten a positive result from a home pregnancy test, it’s worth having a medical-grade test confirm the results. The Mayo Clinic reports that 10-20% of all pregnancies will spontaneously end in miscarriage. So it’s possible an abortion may not even be necessary for you. 

Why An Ultrasound?

Ultrasounds are recommended for every woman in the early weeks of pregnancy; even those considering abortion. An ultrasound reveals how far along a pregnancy is which can aid clinicians on what type of abortion will be most effective. 

Could I Have An STI?

Anyone who is sexually active could have an STI. Women are advised to get tested for STIs regularly as some infections are asymptomatic. If left undetected, some STIs such as chlamydia can cause damage to the reproductive tract. 

Cheering For You

Life Choices of Colorado exists to empower and support women facing an unwanted pregnancy. We provide women and their partner’s a safe environment to ask questions and be encouraged. Give us a call today at 720- 720-453-99 and let us walk this journey with you. 


An unexpected journey is always better with a companion. 


*Life Choices of Colorado does not perform or refer for abortions.