Although Colorado is often credited for passing America's first abortion law, it was actually Mississippi ~ as States of Refuge reminds us.
"The eyes of America are upon you. Abortion began in America when Mississippi passed the first “law” that allowed for abortion in case of rape in 1966. This opened the door for other states to follow and eventually to Roe vs. Wade. The toll this murderous rampage has taken upon our nation is immense. You can be the first state set free from the curse of blood guiltiness. Since it started in Mississippi, how powerful would it be, if it ended in Mississippi? Certainly, this is a dream worth making a reality."
Yet, Colorado's former Governor, Dick Lamm, is responsible for America's abortion holocaust, in so many ways. According to Wikipedia:
Colorado House of Representatives
"In 1964 he was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives as a Democrat from an affluent district near the University of Denver. In 1967, he drafted and succeeded in passing the nation's first liberalized abortion law. He was an early leader of the environmental movement, and was President of the First National Conference on Population and the Environment."
"In 1984, his outspoken statements in support of physician-assisted suicide generated controversy, specifically over his use of the phrase "we have a duty to die." Lamm later explained that he "was essentially raising a general statement about the human condition, not beating up on the elderly," and that the exact phrasing in the speech was "We've got a duty to die and get out of the way with all of our machines and artificial hearts and everything else like that and let the other society, our kids, build a reasonable life."  His dire predictions for the future of social security and health care ("duty to die") earned him the nickname "Governor Gloom".
The Colorado Statesman recently honored former Governor Lamm with a photo essay celebrating 40 years of Lamm's impact on Colorado and the nation:
My quarter century efforts on behalf of the vulnerable pre-born prompted me to pen this missive ~
"Dead babies are Dick Lamm’s legacy — unless he repents"