April 11, 2014 - 2:06 pm
In what could be a national model for states aiming to curb local restrictions on abortion, legislation is moving through the Colorado legislature that would establish fundamental rights of privacy and freedom to make decisions about reproductive health.
March 26, 2014 - 2:23 pm
Days after Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who’s hoping to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, dropped his longstanding support of the amendment, Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who also had long supported the measure, backed off it as well.
March 12, 2014 - 10:20 am
As expected, a bill banning most abortions in Colorado was killed in the state legislature Tuesday. The state house majority leader, a Democrat, called the Republican house majority leader’s sponsorship of the anti-choice legislation a move to ”pander to the right wing of their party.”
March 7, 2014 - 2:26 pm
Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) launched his campaign to unseat Colorado Sen. Mark Udall last week, prompting GOP Senate candidate Ken Buck to drop out of the race and run for Gardner’s House seat instead. Choice issues figure to play prominently in the Udall-Gardner race, as they have in recent Colorado elections.
February 18, 2014 - 11:29 am
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment ruled Wednesday it lacks the authority to investigate a complaint, filed by the ACLU of Colorado, alleging that a rural hospital illegally mandated a staff doctor not to discuss abortion with patients.
February 3, 2014 - 8:04 pm
Anti-choice state lawmakers have introduced legislation in Colorado that defines life as beginning at conception, reflecting ”personhood” ballot initiatives defeated overwhelmingly in 2008 and 2010.
January 16, 2014 - 9:44 am
On Denver radio, Buck, the leading Republican candidate in the U.S. Senate race in Colorado, compared the “feeling” he had of wanting to be in control of his body during his bout with cancer with the desire of women to make a decision about whether to have an abortion. The difference, he said, is the “life of the unborn child.”
January 14, 2014 - 2:37 pm
A Colorado cardiologist says “everyone is acting in a very adult and mature manner” since the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed a complaint in November alleging that a rural Catholic hospital illegally prohibits doctors from discussing abortion with their patients.
November 25, 2013 - 5:19 pm
Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who’s widely seen as one of the most vulnerable incumbents in Congress, touted his visit to a stem-cell laboratory even though he’s on record opposing research with embryonic stem cells, which are used in the lab he toured.
November 14, 2013 - 2:57 pm
The ACLU of Colorado has filed a complaint with a state agency alleging that a rural Catholic hospital is in violation of both federal and state law by directing its doctors not to discuss abortion with patients, even when pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.