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Colorado County That Nixed Planned Parenthood Grant Rejects Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”

Garfield County is eschewing a successful contraceptive program in favor of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP), which focuses on “abstinence-focused comprehensive sexual health education.”

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Voters Could Bring Single-Payer Health Care to Colorado in 2016

Colorado voters will decide next year if they want to replace Colorado’s private health insurance industry with a single payer system under which the state government would provide health insurance for all residents.

Colorado voters will decide next year if they want to replace Colorado’s private health insurance industry with a single-payer system, under which the state government would provide health insurance for all residents.

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Colorado GOP’s ‘Informational Hearing’ Becomes Attack on Planned Parenthood

A group of Colorado's most conservative lawmakers staged an "informational hearing" on fetal-tissue research in the state. It turned into a one-sided attack on Planned Parenthood and fetal tissue research.

An “informational hearing” on the use of fetal tissue research in Colorado, staged by the state’s Republican legislators Monday, turned into a one-sided condemnation of Planned Parenthood after Colorado universities, a state agency, and Planned Parenthood declined GOP requests to attend the hearing and answer questions.

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Will Colorado GOP Fund Successful Contraception Program at Half the Cost?

Colorado's governor is again seeking funds for a program that has reduced teen pregnancy and abortion rates by half.

Colorado’s governor is again seeking funds for a program that has reduced teen pregnancy and abortion rates by half.

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GOP-Led Planned Parenthood Defunding Effort in Colorado County Prompts Fundraising Campaign

An area resident launched an online fundraising program that's raised more than $16,000 in response to a decision by county commissioners in Colorado to withdraw a $1,500 grant for a cancer-screening program at a Planned Parenthood health center.

An area resident launched an online fundraising program that’s raised more than $16,000 in response to a decision by county commissioners in Colorado to withdraw a $1,500 grant for a cancer-screening program at a Planned Parenthood health center.

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GOP Presidential Candidates to Speak Alongside Anti-LGBTQ Pastor and Radio Host

Conference organizers announced that more than 1,600 people are expected to attend the National Religious Liberties Conference, which will include scheduled appearances by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal—all strident opponents of abortion rights.

Conference organizers announced that more than 1,600 people are expected to attend the National Religious Liberties Conference, which will include scheduled appearances by Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal—all strident opponents of abortion rights.

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Colorado County Nixes Funds for Planned Parenthood Cervical Cancer Program

In explaining his vote to withdraw the funds for a local health center, a Republican county commissioner cited “very political” emails from Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado.

In explaining his vote to withdraw the funds for a local health center, a Republican county commissioner cited “very political” emails from Planned Parenthood Votes Colorado.

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GOP Lawmaker: Colorado Officials Are ‘Science-Deniers’ for Reporting IUDs Reduce Abortions

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates by 50 percent in Colorado, an increase of over 10 points from a year ago. But a state lawmaker says the program is “killing children” and health officials are “science deniers.”

Colorado’s chief medical officer is trumpeting data showing that a pregnancy-prevention program has reduced teen abortion and pregnancy rates. A state GOP lawmaker says the program is “killing children.”

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Upcoming GOP Debate Could Touch on Radical ‘Personhood’ Laws

The Personhood Alliance claims that U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio once promised to endorse federal personhood legislation.

“With personhood repeatedly being brought up—and defeated by landslide margins—on the Colorado ballot, it would seem relevant to the upcoming Republican debate being held in Boulder next week,” said Karen Middleton, director of NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado.

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Staunchly Anti-Choice Lawmaker to Run for U.S. Senate in Colorado

Colorado State Sen. Tim Neville, who last year introduced a bill requiring a doctor to perform a vaginal ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion, is a leading GOP contender so far to take on pro-choice Sen. Michael Bennet next year.

Colorado state Sen. Tim Neville, who last year introduced a bill requiring a doctor to perform a vaginal ultrasound on a woman seeking an abortion, is a leading GOP contender so far to take on pro-choice Sen. Michael Bennet next year.

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