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Mobile clinics in border towns, stockpiling Plan B: Colorado’s new reality as abortion bans kick in across the country

Colorado reproductive health clinics say the number of patients from outside of Colorado has in some cases doubled in the two weeks since Roe v. Wade was overturned, triggering abortion bans in other states, and a fund that provides financial help for people seeking to terminate a pregnancy has provided money to 71 people, more […]

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How the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will affect abortion access in Colorado

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday morning overturned Roe v. Wade, ending nearly five decades of federal abortion protections. The vote was 6-3. Justice Samuel Alito authored the majority opinion, which was signed by the other conservative justices on the court: Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Chief Justice John Roberts […]

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More abortion patients, more money, more volunteers in Colorado if Roe v. Wade is struck down

Billboards screaming about abortion pills. More “sidewalk counseling” and protesters outside clinics. More out-of-state money, more volunteers, more patients traveling to Colorado to seek abortions.  This is what the future of the abortion battle will look like in Colorado, predicted advocates on both sides Tuesday after a leaked U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion striking down […]

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Dick Lamm, Colorado’s former governor, is remembered for his policy, passion and prescience

The late former Gov. Dick Lamm was a man of vision and prescience, a complex character in the state’s political history who was never afraid to follow his convictions and take on controversial issues, his family and fellow Colorado politicians remembered Tuesday. Current Colorado Gov. Jared Polis praised Lamm’s life of service, not just to […]

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“Everyone is being crazy”: Conservative Delta County erupts over an effort to teach sexual education

DELTA — Sex. Couple that with education. Link it to anything other than heterosexual unions. Bring the Bible into it. And, in Delta County, expect a volatile civic tempest. The latest controversy over sex in this conservative Western Slope county has been sparked by a progressive push to add state-recommended comprehensive sex education in the […]

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Colorado’s Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney was alarmed by falsehoods about Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney, was alarmed by the baseless election-fraud rhetoric from the former president’s 2020 campaign, especially when it came to the erroneous claims of malfeasance about Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems. “Any candidate is entitled to pursue challenges in the legal system,” Dunn told The Colorado Sun last week. But after “dozens […]

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Colorado restricts where Medicaid patients can get an abortion. Democrats want to end that.

A group of Colorado Democrats want to make it easier for low-income people in Colorado who have experienced rape, incest or a life-threatening pregnancy to access abortions by eliminating state restrictions on the types of facilities where abortions are covered by Medicaid.  “Every patient who is a survivor of rape or sexual assault has gone […]