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Dems point to support for ‘personhood’ as Romney’s downfall in Colorado

By | 11.04.11 | 5:55 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has struggled to win over social-conservative primary campaign voters, but he recently took up the hard-core anti-abortion, anti-birth control, anti-stem cell personhood movement, which would grant full citizen rights to fertilized human eggs. It’s a move that will surely doom his chances to win More…

Gridlocked U.S. Senate thin on women lawmakers

By | 11.02.11 | 2:20 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

There are only 17 women in the 100-member U.S. Senate, which is one of so many under-the-radar problems exacerbating gridlock in the dysfunctional chamber, the Huffington Post’s Amanda Terkel reports. By comparison, 17 is the same number of women who presently sit in the 35-member Colorado senate. The upshot, according More…

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…

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.

Debate to make birth control free for insured a question of prevention versus conscience rights

By | 07.19.11 | 5:54 pm

Today, the Institute of Medicine will announce its recommendations about preventative health-care services for women to help the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services determine which services are considered “preventive” for women’s health under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Services given the “preventive” distinction will be More…

Texas House votes to end state funding for hospitals, clinics that perform ‘abortion related services’

By | 05.20.11 | 12:15 pm

The Texas House passed Thursday a measure within a Medicaid overhaul bill that removes state funding to all hospitals and clinics that perform abortions or “abortion related services.”

The bill goes a step beyond a similar law in Indiana that was recently signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mitch More…

Abortion rights flare-up in Denver mayor race

By | 05.09.11 | 9:09 am | More from The Colorado Independent

You thought the Denver mayor’s race was maybe a little boring, that maybe the candidates were fairly interchangeable, give or take gender and skin color.

Well, now that we are down to two, the gloves seem to be coming off.

Friday, Chris Romer sent out a press release questioning More…

Colorado bullying bill gets boost from female Republican senators

By | 05.06.11 | 5:06 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

The three Republican women in the Colorado state Senate this year have voted as a bloc in support of at least two big family-protection bills that their male Republican colleagues have opposed. Weeks ago, Sens Ellen Roberts, Nancy Spence and Jean White argued passionately from the right in favor of More…

Sen. Bennet among those at Take Back the Night rally on DU campus

By | 04.29.11 | 4:51 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

“What woman has not felt anxiety walking alone at night?”

With that question, University of Denver students, staff and friends kicked off this year’s Take Back the Night rally on the DU campus Wednesday evening.

Designed to raise awareness of crimes against women, domestic violence and sexual/gender/identity violence of More…