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Ann Coulter bushwacked on radio by conservative Christian abortion foes

Ann Coulter bushwacked on radio by conservative Christian abortion foes

Ultra-conservative Christian talk radio hosts are taking a new approach to getting their message out — ambushing right-wing pundit Ann Coulter over her support for 2008 GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who absolutist antiabortion activists accuse of being "willing to...

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March 30, 2009 Blog, Health, Marijuana, Politics
Preventive reproductive health care pays off

Preventive reproductive health care pays off

This year is the 55th birthday of the birth control pill. It is also 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized birth control in Griswold v. Connecticut. Yet, debates over family planning and contraception are alive and widespread. Coloradans...

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March 25, 2009 Civil Rights, Health
Birth control bill passes Colorado House, moves on to governor’s desk

Birth control bill passes Colorado House, moves on to governor’s desk

Efforts to block a contraception bill shriveled today in the Colorado House after a series of weird and contentious legislative hearings and an unsuccessful attempt during a House floor debate Friday to add a poison pill amendment to...

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March 23, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
Birth control bill survives poison pill amendment

Birth control bill survives poison pill amendment

Colorado House Republicans failed in their attempt Friday to modify the Birth Control Protection Act that would re-define pregnancy as at the moment of conception. During the floor debate, bill co-sponsor Rep. Anne McGihon (D-Denver) derided the wrecking amendment...

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March 21, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
Harvey, Lundberg argue contraception kills on Senate birth control bill

Harvey, Lundberg argue contraception kills on Senate birth control bill

Semantics were the order of the day when conservative Republican state senators attempted to weaken a bill defining contraception arguing that the state must first define that "life begins at conception."...

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March 5, 2009 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Environment/Energy, Health, Politics
North Dakota House passes ‘egg as a person’ bill

North Dakota House passes ‘egg as a person’ bill

A controversial political tactic to ban some reproductive health services moved a step closer Tuesday. A bill to confer constitutional rights on fertilized human eggs passed the North Dakota state House Tuesday and moves on to the Senate. ...

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February 18, 2009 Blog, Health
‘Personhood’ author inspires man to push for gay marriage amendment

‘Personhood’ author inspires man to push for gay marriage amendment

A 23-year-old Lakewood man who plans to meet with legislative staff Tuesday to review his proposed ballot measure to allow gay marriage in Colorado says he was inspired by 20-year-old Kristi Burton, who sponsored the controversial "personhood amendment"...

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February 10, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Health, LGBTQ, Politics
Personhood goes to Washington

Personhood goes to Washington

Kristi Burton, the tireless force behind Colorado's Amendment 48, was the toast of the nation's antiabortion elite at the American Life League annual conference Friday. So much so that they even swiped the ballot measure's "personhood" moniker as the...

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January 28, 2009 Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Abortion foes mix vitriol with righteous ’3/5ths of personhood’ abolitionism

Abortion foes mix vitriol with righteous ’3/5ths of personhood’ abolitionism

Denver's March for Life rally at the state Capitol Thursday was as much a witness to an awkward family reunion of marriages of political convenience as a gathering to protest the 36th anniversary of the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme...

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January 23, 2009 Health, Politics
Anti-abortion group on ‘personhood’ laws: It’s ‘the only option left’

Anti-abortion group on ‘personhood’ laws: It’s ‘the only option left’

Despite a crushing 3-to-1 loss of a pioneering, but controversial, state constitutional amendment to confer civil rights on fertilized human eggs, an American Life League spokesperson made a curious slip of the tongue in a weird silver lining statement...

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December 4, 2008 Blog, Health, Politics

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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