April 23, 2015 - 10:00 am
Colorado pro-choice activists on Wednesday decried a bill introduced by state Republicans in response to a grotesque crime against a pregnant woman that would give “personhood” rights to fetuses.
April 17, 2015 - 8:46 am
Republicans continue to oppose efforts by Democrats to pass the legislation, which would provide $5 million to replace private funding that supported the program during a five-year pilot phase. The private funds run out June 30.
April 15, 2015 - 10:14 am
In March, an attacker in Colorado cut a fetus from the womb of a pregnant woman. Now, state Republicans have introduced legislation allowing an “unborn child,” from fertilization until birth, to be considered the victim of a crime.
April 9, 2015 - 9:27 am
A brutal attack on a pregnant Colorado woman ignited an effort to pass a fetal-homicide bill, which would allow a fetus to be considered a victim of a crime. Pro-choice activists say Colorado already has laws designed to punish perpetrators of crimes involving fetuses, and they say a new law could undermine a woman’s right to choose.
March 27, 2015 - 5:25 pm
A wide-reaching and regressive overhaul of North Carolina’s tax code, which went into effect last year, is being felt this tax season. Its political fallout may extend into 2016.
March 9, 2015 - 2:22 pm
Controversial Colorado state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who once suggested that a gay Congressman would “join ISIS in beheading Christians,” has said he’s “very proud” of a South Dakota legislator who compared Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.
February 12, 2015 - 5:39 pm
Pro-choice activists, some wearing pink shoes Thursday under Colorado’s gold-domed Capitol, spoke out against a proposed law that would add burdensome licensing requirements for abortion clinics across the state.
February 2, 2015 - 9:06 am
Continuing a trend that started 35 years ago, an Economic Policy Institute report documents that the benefits of the rebounding economy are flowing primarily to the wealthiest Americans.
January 26, 2015 - 5:51 pm
Citing inaccurate science, a leading Colorado lawmaker is signaling he’ll oppose providing funds for a state program that, during a five-year privately-supported test phase, reduced teen pregnancies by 40 percent.
January 26, 2015 - 10:32 am
Sen. Rand Paul marked last week’s anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision by arguing for the urgent passage of his federal ‘personhood’ legislation. But in 2013, he said he was in no rush to pass his own legislation, which, he claimed, was intended to spark a discussion.