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Nicolais: Supreme Court abortion case could have far wider political implications

The U.S. Supreme Court seems poised to further divide our country after oral arguments over Mississippi’s ban on abortions after 15 weeks.  It will be months before an opinion officially issues and there could be a surprise outcome, similar to the LGBTQ equality case Bostock v. Clayton County penned by Justice Neil Gorsuch. But the […]

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Littwin: We knew the attack on Roe was coming, but who knew the Supreme Court would move so quickly?

Few expected it to happen quite so quickly. Most thought this version of the Roberts court, with the recent additions of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett, might tread softly before making the awful power of its 6-3 conservative majority fully known. But no. The court has wasted no time diving headfirst into the most contentious battleground […]

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Gardner says Roe v. Wade is “settled law” in final U.S. Senate debate, as Hickenlooper talks court packing

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he believes the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade protecting a woman’s right to an abortion and a ruling affirming a same-sex couple’s right to marriage are settled law. “Both cases are settled law … and that precedent should be respected,” Gardner said. The Republican incumbent’s comments in the […]

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Proposition 115 explained: Colorado’s broad access to abortion would be scaled back under ballot measure

The intensity behind Colorado’s abortion ballot measure escalated to the next level with a vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court and national Republican leaders’ intent to seat an anti-abortion justice.  Colorado is among the states with the most unrestricted abortion access in the nation — one of seven that does not prohibit abortion at any […]

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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 […]