January 22, 2008 10:24 AM
Pro-Choice advocates hail 35th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade
By Alan Gathright
An army of abortion-rights activists are expected to take the Capitol's west steps at noon to celebrate -- and defend -- the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe V. Wade ruling affirming a woman's right to choose whether to have an abortion.
But that doesn't mean pro-choicers are happy about the state of abortion rights in Colorado.
NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado dashed off this critical assessment:
--The group gave Colorado a C-minus grade for its reproductive health care laws
--"Seventy-eight percent of Colorado counties have no abortion provider."
The good news: Colorado's NARAL grade moved up from last year's "D" -- after the Democratically controlled legislature passed laws mandating schools teach science-based sex education and requiring that health care officials provide sexual assault victims with information about the morning-after pill.