Democrats Kill Colorado Bill Allowing Women to See Ultrasound of Their Baby Before Abortion

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Feb 23, 2018   |   12:26PM   |   Denver, Colorado

Colorado Democrats have a problem with making sure that women receive a full range of information about abortion.

For the second time in less than two years, pro-abortion politicians defeated a bill to require that women be offered the chance to see an ultrasound of their unborn child and to hear her baby’s heartbeat prior to having an abortion, according to the Colorado Independent.

The informed consent bill, sponsored by state Rep. Lori Saine, a Republican, failed to pass the Colorado House Health, Insurance and Environment Committee on Thursday in a party-line vote, the report states.

The bill would have required that abortion facilities offer women the opportunity to see an ultrasound of their unborn child and the chance to hear the baby’s heartbeat. It also would have required that women be informed of the potential health risks of abortion.

Here’s more from the report:

But doctors and women who testified on the bill said it could lead to physicians giving out medically inaccurate information. And other provisions of the bill, they said, would have the effect of making it harder to get an abortion.

Saine has proposed similar bills in the last two years without success. It is one of three bills introduced this legislative session that would restrict or criminalize abortion. In a split legislature, with a Democrat in the governor’s office, the bills are destined to go nowhere.

Last April, the abortion business Planned Parenthood managed to lobby enough Colorado lawmakers to defeat a similar informed consent bill.

For years, the abortion chain has been working against informed consent legislation, keeping women in the dark about their unborn babies and blocking them from hearing their baby’s heartbeat or seeing them on an ultrasound screen. This important information help change women’s minds and often prompts them to choose life for their unborn babies. It also cuts into Planned Parenthood’s bottom line.

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Ultrasounds provide valuable information to pregnant moms as they consider abortion. A survey by the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates found that 78 percent of abortion-minded or abortion-vulnerable women chose life after seeing an ultrasound image of their unborn baby. Most women (83.5 percent) also said the ultrasound had a positive impact on their decision to choose life for their baby.

Hearing their unborn baby’s heartbeat also can impact a woman’s decision about her unborn child. Save the Storks recently shared the story of a woman who chose life for her baby after seeing her unborn child’s heartbeat.