Bill to ban abortion in Colo. gets first hearing

8:04 AM, Jan 31, 2013   |    comments
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DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are scheduled to debate whether to ban abortion with a bill that stands little chance of passing the Democratic-led Legislature. 

The Republican-sponsored legislation would ban abortions in Colorado and make it a felony to perform one. 

The bill is set to be heard Thursday in a House committee controlled by Democrats who oppose the proposal. 

The bill would exempt cases where a doctor performs an abortion to prevent the death of the mother and when an unborn child dies accidentally during the course of medical treatment.

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