When these women needed abortion care, they turned to Colorado

Nearby states have enacted abortion restrictions. But Colorado is still a ‘safe haven.’

NOVEMBER 5, 2021

With states like Texas imposing abortion restrictions, and concern that more will follow, a greater number of out-of-state women are coming to Colorado to seek abortions.

Historically, women have come from all over the country to Colorado, which is sometimes called a “safe haven“ for abortion, to get abortion care.

Continued: https://coloradonewsline.com/2021/11/05/when-these-women-needed-abortion-care-they-turned-to-colorado/

Bulletproof glass and 24-hour surveillance: The life of an American abortion doctor

ABC News, Australia
By North American correspondent Kathryn Diss and Cameron Schwarz in Colorado
Posted Mon 11 Oct 2021

Warren Hern doesn’t live like any ordinary doctor. He keeps the location of his Colorado home secret. He sleeps with a rifle beside his bed. He wears a bulletproof vest if speaking publicly, and works behind bulletproof glass.

Every square inch of his surgery, which is protected by large security fences, is monitored with surveillance cameras 24 hours a day.

Continued: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-12/life-of-american-abortion-doctor-bulletproof-glass-surveillance/100524398

USA – Helping women who are having the worst moment of their lives should not be controversial

Why should women’s lives and health be at the mercy of the next election

Dr. Warren M. Hern
Jul 5, 2021

Every day, we wake up in the morning and read about ourselves in the paper, or at least, about what we are doing – abortions for women who need them. 

We have the bizarre and malignant law in Texas signed by the governor with Trump-style flourishes that makes abortion in that state illegal even before a woman knows that she’s pregnant.   It makes everyone with a mean desire to control other people’s lives eligible to make a legal living hell for anyone who even thinks about helping a woman with her personal health care. 

Continued: https://coloradosun.com/2021/07/05/abortion-late-term-opinion/?mc_cid=bf11d572c1&mc_eid=4d19dcaa4f

Colorado voters reject 22-week ban on abortion

The state remains one of seven with no gestational limits on the procedure.

By Anna North 

Nov 3, 2020

Colorado voters just rejected a measure that would have banned abortion in the
state after 22 weeks’ gestation, according to the New York Times and the
Associated Press.

The measure, Proposition 115, was backed by the anti-abortion group Due Date
Too Late, which argued that abortions after 22 weeks were inhumane. But
supporters of abortion rights were concerned about the impact of the measure on
pregnant people, not just in Colorado, but around the country.

Continued: https://www.vox.com/2020/11/3/21534681/colorado-abortion-prop-115-fails-results

Colorado Abortion Ban Could Be Felt Nationwide

October 31, 2020

Sarah McCammon

Last year around this time, Tammy, her husband, and their young son were
getting ready for a big expansion of their family: she was expecting twins –
one boy and one girl.

The family celebrated around Christmastime with a gender reveal party, complete
with matching onesies reading, "Little Brother" and "Little

Continued: https://www.npr.org/2020/10/31/929637426/colorado-abortion-ban-could-be-felt-nationwide

Abortion-ban measure is one of Colorado’s two most expensive ballot questions and the outcome is too close to call

The campaigns for and against Proposition 115 are focusing on “misinformation” and undecided voters in the final days before the election

Oct 29, 2020
Jennifer Brown

Opponents of a ballot measure that would ban abortion in Colorado after 22 weeks of pregnancy, except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk, have raised $8.7 million — about 14 times as much as the groups pushing the initiative.

And leading up to Election Day, the limited polling data available suggests Proposition 115 is too close to call.

Continued: https://coloradosun.com/2020/10/29/abortion-ban-measure-2nd-most-expensive/

Why a NY woman came to Colorado for a 32-week abortion

Why a NY woman came to Colorado for a 32-week abortion
Forty-three states place some restrictions on abortions after a certain point in pregnancy, but Colorado isn’t one of them

By Anna Staver, The Denver Post
PUBLISHED: October 13, 2019

In the spring of 2016, Erika Christensen and her husband walked past a tall, wooden fence that obscured the Boulder office of Dr. Warren Hern from the street and into his waiting room.

Printed signs taped to bulletproof glass told her all electronic devices — even cellphones — were prohibited and asked her to tell someone on staff if she needed to leave for any reason. The only items she could carry through the door were a printed book, her identification card and a check for $10,000.

Continued: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/13/late-abortion-women-2020/

As Trump Fans the Flames of Anti-Abortion Rhetoric, Kansas Offers a Cautionary Tale

As Trump Fans the Flames of Anti-Abortion Rhetoric, Kansas Offers a Cautionary Tale

Jordan Smith
August 2 2019

A sheriff’s deputy was waiting in his car along Interstate 35 just outside Kansas City, Kansas, on the afternoon of May 31, 2009, when the powder-blue Ford Taurus rolled by.

The deputy pulled out behind the car and followed it. He took up two lanes and put on his hazards so no one would try to pass as he called for backup. Minutes later, a four-car posse pulled the Taurus over. Inside was 51-year-old Scott Roeder. He got out of the car with his hands raised. There was blood on his pants and one of his shoes.

Continued: https://theintercept.com/2019/08/02/anti-abortion-violence-kansas/

This Ballot Measure Could End Later Abortion Care in Colorado

This Ballot Measure Could End Later Abortion Care in Colorado
Anti-choice activists have targeted Dr. Warren Hern, a later abortion provider in Colorado, with protests and gunshots through his window.

Jun 12, 2019
Jason Salzman

Abortion rights foes in Colorado hope to force an initiative on next year’s ballot that would shut down the state’s only clinic specializing in later abortion care.

The initiative, which has to clear a series of hurdles before it can appear on the 2020 ballot, would make it “unlawful for any person to intentionally or recklessly perform or attempt to perform an abortion if the probable gestational age of the fetus is at least 22 weeks,” but pro-choice activists say the ballot measure could ban abortion completely.

Continued: https://rewire.news/article/2019/06/12/this-ballot-measure-could-end-later-abortion-care-in-colorado/

USA – Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.

Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.
Every pregnancy poses a “serious health risk” to the mother.

By Warren M. Hern
May 21, 2019

Pregnancy is a life-threatening condition. Women die from being pregnant. We have known that for thousands of years.

They die from hemorrhage, infection, pre-eclampsia (which can lead to fatal seizures), obstructed labor, amniotic fluid embolism, thromboembolism, a ruptured uterus, retained placenta, hydatidiform mole, choriocarcinoma and many other causes that fill the obstetrics textbooks. Modern medicine can prevent and treat many, but not all, of these conditions. Some potentially fatal problems cannot be foreseen or prevented. Pregnancy always comes with some irreducible risk of death.

Continued: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/21/opinion/alabama-law-abortion.html