The Colorado Catholic Conference welcomed news that pro-abortion legislation failed to garner support and has been abandoned, after Archbishop Samuel Aquila actively called the faithful to stand against the measure.
A message from the conference stated: “Thank you to everyone who made their voices heard concerning SB 175. It was your witness that made it possible to kill this horrible piece of legislation. It is because of your willingness to engage the public square that we were able to defeat SB 175!! Your voices matter and are needed in the public square now more than ever; please remember what we were able to accomplish and continue to be involved and make your voices heard!”
The legislation threatened to undo pro-life progress in Colorado. In an open letter to “supporters of life,” Archbishop Aquila described it thus: “This over-reaching piece of legislation would essentially shut down any attempt to pass life-affirming legislation in Colorado ever again. More than that, it enshrines the ‘right to abortion’ into Colorado law. It’s being praised by anti-life organizations such as NARAL and ThinkProgress as ‘the first of its kind’ in the country and ‘ambitious.’ It enshrines the culture of death into law and ignores science.”