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January 28th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Colorado takes on unborn debate

Defining when life begins is a controversial issue that came to a head in Colorado Monday where lawmakers held a hearing to discuss a bill that would protect unborn fetuses.

The bill comes on the heels of a story we brought you on Friday about Jeremy Stodghill.

Catholic hospital at odds with church doctrine, 'fetuses aren't people'

Stodghill's wife, Lori, died of cardiac arrest in 2006 while 28 weeks pregnant with twins. The twins also died. Stodghill filed a wrongful death suit against the Catholic hospital where they died, but the courts ruled against him, saying under Colorado law, an unborn fetus is not considered a person.

Colorado is one of 38 states that does not define life at conception.

CNN's Kyung Lah is following the story and has the latest.


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