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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 […]

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Colorado will not cooperate with other states’ abortion investigations after Polis issues executive order

Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order Wednesday saying Colorado will protect people who seek abortions and those who provide them, including those in or from other states. The order says the state won’t assist in criminal or civil actions in other states aimed at preventing women from getting access to abortion. It also instructs […]

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Carman: No, Justices Alito, Gorsuch, Kavanaugh, Thomas and Barrett, we won’t just lie back and take it

The story that sent me over the edge was about a pregnant 14-year-old sexual assault victim in Arizona who was denied an abortion last week in the wake of the Supreme Court decision handed down June 24. Her grandmother kept begging the receptionist at the shuttered women’s clinic to help her. “This was not her […]

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Opinion:​​ The Supreme Court just imposed a right-wing rights tax on businesses

Companies don’t want to hear this, but they must choose sides — and states. The Supreme Court just imposed a right-wing rights-tax on businesses in America, which now must immediately decide and declare: are you pro-fundamental rights, or anti-rights? The Supreme Court is taking away long-standing individual rights for the first time in American history, […]

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Littwin: Trump’s legacy will be his Supreme Court and overturning Roe, no matter what the Jan. 6 panel finds

Now, at long last, we should be able to see clearly what we have done, how careless we were, how thoughtless, how gullible, how easily duped. In just two days’ time, we have been shown the true legacy of 2016, the year when America lost its bearings and unaccountably elected a carnival barker — not […]

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Nicolais: America is losing faith in its judicial system, with good reason

Faith in the courts is on life support in America. On Thursday we heard Department of Justice officials talking about election conspiracies debunked in courts across the country — rulings that a substantial portion of our citizenry on the right of the political spectrum rejects.  The same day the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings that […]

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“Get your rosaries off my ovaries”: Thousands protest Roe v. Wade reversal  in downtown Denver

Ellie Wyatt feels lucky that she lives in Colorado, where people have access to abortion. And that’s exactly what sent her and thousands of others to protest at the state Capitol in support of people in other states, where the U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has already begun to end access to […]

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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 […]