Posted inNews, Politics and Government

Democrats frustrated by party’s response — or lack there of — to abortion ruling

By Nicholas Riccardi, The Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS — As Sen. Michael Bennet sought to encourage a small crowd of fellow Democrats not to give up the fight for abortion rights, Maryah Lauer stepped forward, bullhorn in hand, to exhort him to do more. “Do you support ending the filibuster and expanding the court?” the […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

States can ban abortion after U.S. Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years in a decision by its conservative majority to overturn Roe v. Wade. Friday’s outcome is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states. The decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: If we’re going to have an abortion debate, let’s start with reliable data

Abortion is emotional and contentious on both sides of the issue. Each faction has sincerely held beliefs and appeals to fundamental human rights. With the Dobbs decision looming in June, feelings are intensifying even more. It would be easy to retreat to the comfort of our pro-life or pro-choice bubbles and ignore the hard work […]

Posted inHealth, News, Politics and Government

Colorado attorney general and 19 others back South Carolina abortion law challenge

By Meg Kinnard, The Associated Press Twenty Democratic attorneys general, including Colorado’s Phil Weiser, have voiced their support for a lawsuit challenging South Carolina’s new abortion law, arguing that the restrictive measure could harm their states by taxing resources if women cross borders to seek care. “The effects of the law are not confined to […]

Posted inHealth, News

Colorado abortion providers are preparing for an influx of patients from Texas

Abortion providers in Colorado saw the difference when Texas banned abortions at the start of the pandemic. More calls from Texas area codes. More Texas license plates. More stories about 16-hour drives.  Now, providers are preparing for what could be a far more sustained increase, as a near-total ban on abortion takes effect in Texas, […]

Posted inElection 2020, Health, News, Politics and Government

If Coloradans approve Proposition 115, middle America’s “abortion desert” would be expanded

By Priscilla Blossom, Kaiser Health News Colorado voters are deciding a ballot question that seeks to limit how far into pregnancy an abortion can be legally performed. While the measure would change the law only in Colorado, it would resonate throughout the Rocky Mountain states and Midwest amid an intensifying national fight, fueled by a […]