Colorado medical boards propose not banning ‘abortion reversal’ treatment

Democratic state legislators passed a law this year to prohibit so-called “abortion reversal” treatment, moving to make Colorado the first state in the nation to ban the controversial practice. 

But that plan is now facing a major hurdle from state medical boards.

Senate Bill 190, signed in April, classifies abortion reversal treatment as unprofessional conduct, subjecting medical workers who provide the treatment to professional discipline. But the bill allowed abortion reversal to be reclassified as professional conduct if the state medical, nursing and pharmacy boards all agree that it’s a valid medical practice. 

In a draft rule, the boards did not declare abortion reversal as an accepted practice — but they also declined to punish medical workers just for providing abortion reversal treatment. Instead, the draft proposes that the boards should review individual complaints to determine if specific instances of abortion reversal qualify as unprofessional conduct….”

By Molly
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