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The past, and future, of abortion in Colorado

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28min 14sec
Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite
Abortion opponents gathered outside the state Capitol in Denver for a rally that also drew some counter protesters on Saturday, March 12, 2022.

Colorado has been a landmark state for both sides of the abortion debate: home to one of the earliest laws to liberalize access to the procedure, as well as the birthplace of the personhood movement. Now, with Roe v Wade in doubt at the federal level, state lawmakers are writing a new chapter Colorado's convoluted history on the issue.

Purplish is hosted by Bente Birkeland and Andrew Kenney, and edited by Megan Verlee, with audio production by Shane Rumsey. Brad Turner is CPR's head of audio innovations and composed our theme music.