Colorado House Dems praise Roe vs. Wade. Republicans storm out

Roughly two dozen Colorado House Democrats took to the floor to recognize the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe vs. Wade decision.

Other House Democrats stood in silence while their collegues touted the importance of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the nation.

Colorado Republicans, however, would have nothing of it. More than half of the GOP House members walked off the floor, several expressing disgust at the Democrats’ comments.

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has been a political journalist since 1998. She covered the state capitol for the Silver & Gold Record from 1998 to 2009 and for The Colorado Statesman in 2010-11 and 2013-14. Since 2010 she also has covered the General Assembly for newspapers in northeastern Colorado. She was recognized with awards from the Colorado Press Association for feature writing and informational graphics for her work with the Statesman in 2012.


  1. Why do these people feel the need to “poke the bear?” At a time when we need governmental bodies, state, local and federal is confrontation for no purpose seem like a good idea. Or not. I would remind everyone that Colorado was the first to legalize abortion in 1967, so Roe vs. Wade is kind of moot.
    So why get everyone’s panties in a bunch over an issue that is no longer germane?

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