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 inColoradans, Health, News, Politics and Government

Greeley pregnancy center loses website battle with abortion-rights activists calling it a “fake clinic”

An anti-abortion counseling center in Greeley has lost a legal fight aimed at shutting down a website that accused the center of deceptive advertising and spreading misinformation about abortion and birth control. The Resource Center — which advertises free tests for pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases to University of Northern Colorado students with the slogan […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: We are Colorado ObGyns. Words matter on abortion rights.

As practicing obstetrician-gynecologists in Colorado, we believe facts about abortion and contraception matter — and words matter, too.  If pregnant people and a medical procedure are going to be used as fodder for a political dispute, we all have an obligation to get the medical science and facts right. That means relying on doctors and […]

Posted inCrime and Courts, News

New federal charges against Planned Parenthood gunman don’t necessarily equate to a faster outcome

New federal charges against the man accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs four years ago — brought as state charges are stalled by questions about his mental competency — may not lead to a faster outcome in the case. That’s because if his competency is also questioned in the federal case, […]

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As Colorado’s anti-abortion pregnancy centers strengthen, abortion-rights advocates work to “expose” alleged “fake clinics”

GREELEY — Isabel Serafin hid the “pregnant pee” under her clothes, sealed in a glass container surrounded by hand-warmers. She kept her phone in her pocket, recording audio, as she walked into the pregnancy center waiting room. The University of Northern Colorado student was on an undercover mission to find out what happens when a […]

Posted inColoradans, Health, News, Politics and Government

Community health clinics are barred under a federal gag rule from helping women find an abortion. Here’s what they must say instead.

Doctors and nurses at nearly 70 community health clinics across Colorado that receive federal family-planning dollars have learned a stock phrase this year in case a patient asks how to get an abortion. “Our clinic does not refer for abortion,” they say. Or if they want to get more specific: “Our clinic receives federal Title […]