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Ideology Trumped Science in Weld County Contraception Decision

Ideology Trumped Science in Weld County Contraception Decision

When Weld County commissioners decided to stop providing emergency contraception to county patients, concerns rooted in anti-abortion politics trumped scientific facts and testimony provided by the county’s medical chief, according to documents obtained by The Colorado Independent....

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February 5, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Weld County Vote Against Emergency Contraception Leaves Patients Looking Elsewhere

Weld County Vote Against Emergency Contraception Leaves Patients Looking Elsewhere

A controversial and unreported move by the Board of Weld County Commissioners to stop dispensing emergency contraception has forced low-income county health department patients to seek the drugs at the scant number of non-profit clinics in the area. ...

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January 18, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Personhood drive fails to clear signature hurdle in Colorado; supporters plan protest

Personhood drive fails to clear signature hurdle in Colorado; supporters plan protest

DENVER-- The Colorado secretary of state announced today that the petition drive to land an anti-abortion "personhood" initiative on the November ballot failed to qualify, missing the mark by roughly 4,000 signatures. Personhood Colorado plans to protest the signature...

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August 29, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
New Arvada Planned Parenthood cancer project funded by Komen flap

New Arvada Planned Parenthood cancer project funded by Komen flap

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains announced this week that it is launching a new breast cancer prevention and screening project at its Arvada clinic. ...

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August 22, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Personhood coalition launches petition drive at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinics

Personhood coalition launches petition drive at Colorado Planned Parenthood clinics

The Colorado Personhood Coalition on Thursday hosted rallies at Planned Parenthood clinics in Denver and Colorado Springs to launch the coalition's drive to gather signatures for its anti-abortion ballot initiative. ...

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March 15, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Planned Parenthood salutes Colorado Komen for leadership in funding policy flap

Planned Parenthood salutes Colorado Komen for leadership in funding policy flap

In the wake of news, breaking only an hour ago, that the renowned Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation would reverse its controversial decision to pull funds from Planned Parenthood, local Planned Parenthood representatives praised Colorado Komen...

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February 3, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Colorado GOP swing-district candidates already dodgy on ‘personhood’

Colorado GOP swing-district candidates already dodgy on ‘personhood’

Federal presidential-election-year campaigns are heating up in Colorado now that the boundaries of the state's congressional districts have been updated. Yet, so far, Mike Coffman and Scott Tipton, the Republican representatives of new more-competitive districts Six and Three, have...

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January 12, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories

Colorado Senate trio sings in support of Planned Parenthood

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...

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September 23, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Education, Health, Politics

Colorado GOP senators mimic U.S. House leaders, would hold budget hostage over abortion

As the federal government prepares for a disastrous shutdown pinned largely to a House Republican amendment that would defund Planned Parenthood, Colorado Republican Senators attempted to mimic the legislative strategy that has led to the Capitol Hill standoff. Weeks of...

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April 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Marijuana, Politics, Uncategorized

The GOP’s anti-abortion ‘army of IRS agents’

Last year Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the Republican charge against health care reform legislation, arguing that it would be the worst kind of big government intrusion. She warned it would insert government between Americans and their doctors and that...

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March 23, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics

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Desert drought dust ups avalanche danger in Colorado backcountry

We all know what a blanket of fresh snow is supposed to look like, but for the last 10 years, the snows falling in parts of the Colorado Rockies have been far from virgin white and fluffy.

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THE BLOGS

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Keefe: Cory Gardner as Colorado’s surrealist candidate

You see, he’s not lying. He is “challenging our preconditioned perceptions of reality.”

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EVENTS

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Democracy Now! Denver Double Whammy

On Democracy Now! tomorrow, The Independent’s Susan Greene on the historic $4.65 million jury verdict against the city of Denver for the 2010 city-jail excessive force killing of Marvin Booker, and columnist Mike Littwin on Colorado’s dead-heat races for governor and U.S. Senate.

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