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Tag Archives: Abortion

Wiretap: In the culture wars, women still losing

The Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision is just the latest example of how women's rights are being abridged. It's not only women who are losing, though. Republicans are losing, too....

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July 7, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: The sad, ugly interactions of the abortion-clinic buffer zones

Her 16-week-old fetus was given zero chance of coming into the world alive. It had no kidneys, no bladder, no anus. Its legs were fused together. And the people were there to yell, "You're killing your unborn baby."...

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June 27, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Colorado eyes Supreme Court ruling knocking down abortion-clinic buffer zone

The law struck down today was based in part on Colorado's "bubble bill," a first-in-the-nation law passed in 1993 that set up a floating 8-foot zone anywhere within 100 feet of a clinic. ...

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June 26, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In

Rep. DeGette, ProgressNow join fast-spinning newscycle on Gardner and women’s health

In the digital era, fast-turning messaging cycles like this one are typical, which at this point doesn't seem like a good thing for Gardner. His mixed messages on personhood and contraception are likely to keep spinning like brightly colored pinwheels...

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June 20, 2014 Health, Just In, Political Ad Watch, Politics, The Beats

Much drama over bills on fracking, abortion, labor rights, recalls, red-light cameras

Notes from the big 100th day of the 2014 legislative session. ...

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April 17, 2014 Capitol Notebook, Just In, Politics

Gardner flip-flop: A seven-month dustup or just a March stir?

Because Gardner has a super-long record supporting personhood, the question is not so much whether his reversal on the issue was politically motivated, as whether it was politically smart....

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April 2, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, Uncategorized

Wiretap: Hobby Lobby tea leaves; Obamacare’s millions

The high court turns around swing-Justice Kennedy. So the question is whether Kennedy thinks the Hobby Lobby case is about birth control or abortion....

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March 26, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Just In, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Abortion clinics all gone in South Texas Rio Grande Valley

The women are still there. The last two clinics served 3,000 people annually. According to the New York Times, by September, there might be as few as six clinics that perform abortions in the entire Lone Star state....

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March 7, 2014 Environment/Energy, Just In, Politics, The Beats

In Senate run, Gardner may be hard-pressed to sell far-right record

Republicans here generally seem to be banking on Gardner as a political type that has been missing in the ranks as late. The hope is that he can sell a brand that has increasingly skewed old, hardcore, inflexible and threatening....

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February 27, 2014 Civil Rights, Environment/Energy, Health, Immigration, Politics, The Beats

Wiretap: Contraception still works better than state-ordered medical probe

Right-to-lifers could be promoting contraception and touting its success in preventing unwanted pregnancies. They won't do that, of course....

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February 19, 2014 Health, Just In

ELECTIONS 2014

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Gardner and Udall have raised and spent millions, but the real money is independent

In what’s shaping up to be one of the most influential congressional races in the nation, U.S. Sen. Mark Udall raised $1.74 million during April and May and spent just over $2 million. His Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner, raised just over $1.5 million and spent roughly $600,000.

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THE BLOGS

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News Poem: ‘Birds of the Flood’

In the morning, the dog puked after lapping from a puddle. / He refused a bowl from the tap as if he knew better.

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EVENTS

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‘It ain’t Latin’: A news-stained poetry happening

Where are poetry and journalism coming together today? Right here at the Colorado Independent and live in Denver, July 26 at the Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

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