Fifty years ago, Colorado became the first state to legalize abortion, six years before Roe v. Wade made it legal nationwide. Like most states at the time, Colorado mandated that abortion was only allowed in cases of rape, incest, or when the mother’s life was at risk. But now, Colorado allows abortion through all nine months of pregnancy.

As 50 years of legal abortion in their state was marked, on May 4, the National Day of Prayer, a group of Christians gathered with solemn prayer that the practice will soon come to an end. “It’s significant because 50 years ago, Denver, Colorado legalized abortion and we want to see God overturn abortion and we want to be the first state to overturn it and ban it” said Rex Tonkins, Colorado coordinator for the National Day of Prayer. READ MORE