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Planned Parenthood celebrates 95 years

By | 10.18.11 | 11:35 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Planned Parenthood celebrates the 95th anniversary of its founding this week amid a barrage of political attacks, ranging from a full-on congressional investigation to a proposed federal budget that would defund the chain of women’s clinics.


Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, More…

Colorado Rep calls out GOP on abortion strategy

By | 10.14.11 | 2:57 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Speaking Thursday on the floor of the House during the debate over HR 358, the Protect Life Act (pdf), Colorado U.S. Rep Diana DeGette, head of the pro-choice caucus, characterized the discussion as an absurd extension of one that has been going on for fifteen years. She said the More…

Congressional Republicans launch Planned Parenthood investigation

By | 09.29.11 | 9:29 am | More from The Colorado Independent

U.S. Rep. Cliff Stearns, a Florida Republican and chairman of the House Oversight and Investigations subcommittee, is moving forward with plans to launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood, a national chain of women’s health clinics.

Colo. state senators sing at Planned Parenthood benefit event

By | 09.26.11 | 9:03 am | More from The Colorado Independent

One in five women in the United States has visited a Planned Parenthood clinic to receive health care. And three of seventeen women who are also Colorado state senators showed up to sing karaoke at a bar off the capitol Tuesday night to raise money for the organization’s local More…

Broncos fans point to religion, politics in Elway, Tebow, Orton impasse

By | 09.19.11 | 9:22 am | More from The Colorado Independent

Overtly religious backup Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is the fan favorite in Denver these days over laid-back, hybrid-driving, conservation-minded starting quarterback Kyle Orton. And their hardcore Republican boss, Hall of Famer John Elway, will ultimately decide who takes the snaps.

Orton struggled in the home opener against the rival Raiders, More…

Colorado Rep. DeGette fights GOP ‘big government’ anti-abortion gambit

By | 09.13.11 | 4:30 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

In a new chapter of the often topsy-turvy story of the Tea Party era, Colorado Democratic US Rep Diana DeGette this week finds herself championing local government rights against Republican efforts to expand federal power. DeGette on Wednesday urged House and Senate appropriations committees staffers to reject legislative stipulations that More…

Personhood movement gaining ground in Mississippi where it couldn’t in Colorado

By | 08.31.11 | 2:19 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Colorado voters in 2008 and 2010 roundly rejected “personhood” initiatives that aimed to grant full legal rights to human eggs from the moment of fertilization. The national organization behind the idea, Personhood USA, then took its campaign to Mississippi, betting the state’s large bloc of religious voters might put it More…

Personhood movement is gaining steam in Mississippi

By | 08.31.11 | 1:46 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Colorado voters in 2008 and 2010 roundly rejected “personhood” initiatives that aimed to grant full legal rights to human eggs from the moment of fertilization. The national organization behind the idea, Personhood USA, then took its campaign to Mississippi, betting the state’s large bloc of religious voters might put it More…

As more states try to strip Planned Parenthood of pregnancy-prevention funds, new studies suggest taxpayers will pay more

By | 05.19.11 | 1:08 pm

Image by: Matt MahurinThough Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and his supporters were unsuccessful in stripping Planned Parenthood Federation of America of federal funds that go to pregnancy- and disease-prevention services, state legislatures have had more luck in trying to defund Planned Parenthood affiliates. States

Right to Life New Mexico distances itself from anti-abortion billboard

By | 05.17.11 | 2:06 pm | More from The New Mexico Independent

Right to Life New Mexico is distancing itself from a controversial anti-abortion billboard that appeared in Alamogordo over the weekend. RTLNM is looking to have its name removed from the advertisement.

The billboard shows a man looking down at an outline of a baby and says, “This Would Have More…