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Nicolais: Colorado’s GOP has not learned its lesson on anti-LGBTQ+ rhetoric from 10 years ago

Amid the chaos of a controversial bill to combat the fentanyl epidemic and Republican efforts to “billibuster” legislation as time wound down on the legislative session lurked the memory of Colorado’s most controversial ending beneath the golden dome. Ten years ago the bill to create civil unions died on the state House floor. It died […]

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Littwin: I got Michael Bennet out of his sickbed to discuss Roe and the child tax credit. Yeah, he felt even worse.

I got Sen. Michael Bennet out of his sickbed the other day — he’s recovering from a bout with COVID-19, which he might have contracted on his first post-mask, Senate-recess flight home from Washington — to talk about the sad fate of Roe v. Wade and the tenuous future of abortion rights in America, a […]

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Littwin: Whatever happens to Trump in 2024, his Supreme Court appointees ensure the revolution lives on

The Big Lie is not going anywhere, but it seems we now have an even more dangerous corollary to consider. Call it the Big Truth. Assuming the stunning and unprecedented leak, via Politico, of a Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade is legitimate — and an outraged Chief Justice John Roberts has now […]

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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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An annotated version of the bill to affirm abortion access in Colorado

The Democratic majority in the Colorado legislature is poised to pass a bill this year that would affirm abortion access in state law. Gov. Jared Polis has already said he will sign it into law. House Bill 1279 is steadily advancing through the Capitol despite fierce Republican opposition. The measure was debated for 24 continuous […]

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Bill affirming abortion access in Colorado clears second hurdle after 24 hours of debate on House floor

A bill affirming access to abortion and contraception in Colorado cleared its second hurdle Saturday morning after 24 hours of nearly continuous debate on the state House floor. Representatives began debating House Bill 1279 on Friday morning and finished at about 11 a.m. Saturday. They took a short break Friday night before resuming the debate, […]

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Opinion: If Roe is to fall, Colorado needs to codify an affirmative right to abortion

Colorado has a long, proud history of protecting access to abortion and reproductive rights. We believe as part of our independent DNA that patients and doctors, not the government or politicians, should be making these decisions. We were the first state to decriminalize abortion – in 1967, six years before Roe v. Wade. It was […]

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Littwin: The Supreme Court is expected to overturn or gut Roe v. Wade. In either case, that’s just the beginning.

As we await the Supreme Court’s ruling on whether to overturn Roe v. Wade — and it probably won’t come down until late spring — what you can be sure of is that whatever the decision turns out to be, it won’t end anything, including abortion. In fact, if Roe is overturned, abortion politics would […]