Unfortunately, very few issues that women of color prioritize will probably intersect with a GOP agenda in the near future.
In Colorado, Republican Cory Gardner deflected repeated attacks about his long history of anti-choice positions to oust pro-choice Sen. Mark Udall.
In 2006, Rounds signed into law one of the most sweeping anti-choice laws in the country, which banned all abortions unless a pregnant woman’s life was in jeopardy.
Voters in Colorado rejected a “personhood” ballot measure seeking to protect “pregnant women and their children” by defining “person” in Colorado’s criminal code to include “unborn human beings.”
The measure amends the constitution to include language that says “nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion.” The amendment would also allow state lawmakers to “enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion.”
Widely seen as the most expensive U.S. Senate race in history—spending has surpassed $100 million—the Southern Senatorial race, forecast as neck-and-neck, was a last hope for Democrats to hold onto a Senate majority before 2016.
Shaheen, the current U.S. senator from New Hampshire, has prioritized women’s rights, LGBT equality, and health-care access throughout her campaign.
Thanks to stigma, a new study shows, people who have had abortions often hesitate to tell more than one or two trusted family members, partners, or friends about the experience. This, in turn, can lead to individual isolation and restrictive government policies.
In two separate orders, the state’s highest court blocked new hospital admitting privileges requirements and restrictions on medication abortions from taking effect while trials challenging their legality proceed.
On Monday, the Supreme Court refused a challenge to a New York City law governing crisis pregnancy center disclosures and a Denver law protecting abortion clinic access.