Apr 2, 2012 7:35 PM by Matt Stafford

CO delays fetal homicide proposal

DENVER (AP) - A new crime of "fetal homicide" is on hold in Colorado amid concerns the proposal was vague and cold affect on abortion rights.

The Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee tabled the bill Monday. The bill was approved last month by the Republican House.

Similar bills have been defeated in years past because current Colorado criminal law already enhances penalties for violent crimes when the victims are pregnant.

Some abortion supporters said current law is adequate, and that a "fetal homicide" law would give unborn fetuses the status of being a person.


»Topics in this article

More News

Story Photo

27 minutes ago

Adams Cafe on the move

Adams Mountain Cafe makes its move this week after floods damaged the popular eatery the last two summers. But the move has...

Story Photo

1 hour ago

Soldier's remains return

After a decades-long mystery, the family of a World War II soldier finally has some closure. Army Sgt. William Carneal, who disappeared...

Weather - Forecast
Story Photo

7 minutes ago

Cooler Thursday

Windy early with blowing dust in some areas. Wind ending overnight tonight. An isolated thunderstorm possible early. Overnight low temperatures will drop...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4