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Opinion: This is the year to flip control of the Senate and protect reproductive rights

Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the major birth control case Trump v. Pennsylvania, giving the go-ahead to a new Trump administration rule allowing virtually any employer or university to declare itself exempt from the Affordable Care Act’s landmark requirement that health insurers cover birth control without co-pays.   The decision […]

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Colorado’s largest abortion rights group splits from national organization to refocus on state-level battles

Colorado’s leading reproductive rights organization — NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado — is splitting with its national affiliate in order to solidify the state as a stronghold for abortion rights while many other Middle America states are enacting restrictions.  The state organization, which manages a “freedom fund” to pay for abortions, is changing its name to Cobalt […]

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Colorado considered an abortion law more severe than Alabama. It failed, for now.

Earlier this year, with less fanfare, Colorado lawmakers debated a bill to ban elective abortions that appears more severe than the controversial new limits approved in other states. The Colorado measure would have allowed an abortion only if the mother’s life was at risk and offered no exceptions for rape or incest — much like […]