A bill offered by Democrats aimed at guarding against restrictions of abortion was laid over until May 8th, effectively killing the bill. Senate Democrats abandoned their own proposal Wednesday amid fears they wouldn’t have the votes to pass the measure, which would have banned any state regulation of reproductive rights. SB 175 has been the subject of visible demonstrations over the past week, with Catholic bishops leading the opposition. Democrats hold only a single seat majority in the senate. Republicans and religious conservatives watching the debate applauded when Democrats abandoned the proposal. Opponents including the Catholic Archbishop of Denver feared the bill could threaten even basic health regulations on reproductive care.