Attorney Laura Slavis of Becket, the law firm representing Bella Health and Wellness, says the challenge is to a law that makes it "unprofessional conduct" for a doctor or nurse to give a woman progesterone after she has taken the first pill of the two-pill chemical abortion regimen.
"Progesterone is given to those women who have changed their mind about abortion to attempt to reverse the effects of that first drug and allow her to continue maintaining the pregnancy and go on and to give birth to a healthy baby," Slavis explains.
Slavis tells AFN that in its defense of this "very unusual law," Colorado, "a complete outlier," could not provide examples of any harm that any woman has ever suffered from progesterone being used for this purpose, and it could not show that any other state has any law remotely resembling the law that they have passed.
"This past Tuesday, we asked the court to issue an order which says that the law cannot be enforced against [Bella] while the litigation is ongoing until an ultimate decision is reached on the merits," the attorney details.
Becket does not see how Colorado can possibly overcome the constitutional problems with this law.
The judge said he hoped to give a ruling by today, October 23.