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Tag Archives: Plan B

Wiretap: Snow-free olympics, out footballers, contraception confusion

The scandal is that, if the climate change people are right, we may soon run out of places to hold the Winter Olympics....

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February 10, 2014 Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix
Conservative Rep. Stephens Supports ‘Abortion Pill’ in Instances of Rape, Incest

Conservative Rep. Stephens Supports ‘Abortion Pill’ in Instances of Rape, Incest

Rep. Amy Stephens -- a Colorado Springs Republican who once worked for evangelical powerhouse organization Focus on the Family -- argued Tuesday against an anti-abortion proposal that would have made providing emergency contraception to victims of rape and incest a...

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February 7, 2013 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
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
Obama taken to the woodshed over Plan B decision

Obama taken to the woodshed over Plan B decision

Women’s health advocates all over the country were stunned yesterday when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reversed an FDA request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for teenagers under the age of 17. In press releases denouncing...

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December 9, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
DeGette laments surprise Sebelius move against Plan B contraception

DeGette laments surprise Sebelius move against Plan B contraception

Colorado U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, head of the pro-choice caucus and a staunch advocate for women's health rights, said she was disappointed that the Obama Administration Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, on Wednesday opposed a recommendation by...

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December 8, 2011 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Beefed up maternity health insurance bill sails through the House

Beefed up maternity health insurance bill sails through the House

DENVER-- Lawmakers Monday passed a bill in the Colorado House that would require health insurance companies to include prenatal and birth control in all plans offered to women on the individual health care market. Sponsored by Denver Democrats Beth...

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February 23, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
HHS reproductive health ‘conscience clause’ pushback presses forward

HHS reproductive health ‘conscience clause’ pushback presses forward

Lawmakers and reproductive health advocates are in full court press to repeal an 11th-hour Bush Administration rule that threatens women’s health care set to go into effect Tuesday — hours before President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration....

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January 18, 2009 Blog, Health, Politics
State AGs may band together over ‘conscience clause,’ but not Colorado

State AGs may band together over ‘conscience clause,’ but not Colorado

Expanding on Mike Lillis' story today on Capitol Hill Democrats' attempts to repeal the 11th hour Bush Administration "conscience clause" rule that threatens women's reproductive health care, 13 states are planning a federal court challenge should political remedies fail....

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January 2, 2009 Blog, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
Colorado: The Rockies’ Ugly Step-Child of Contraception Access

Colorado: The Rockies’ Ugly Step-Child of Contraception Access

It’s not often that Colorado is considered a less progressive state than its wild and woolley neighbor to the north, Wyoming. On the matter of […]...

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August 31, 2007 Health

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Climate paradox: More snow, less water?

Juggling Colorado’s already stretched water resources is going to get even tougher in the decades ahead.

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THE BLOGS

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Mike Keefe’s animal magnetism

The Colorado Independent and Beacon Reader have joined forces to help bring Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Mike Keefe’s work back to Colorado readers on a weekly basis.

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Watch: Pulitzer-winning Mike Keefe talks cartooning, independent media

Mike Keefe has been a Colorado editorial cartoonist for three decades. He left the downsizing Denver Post in 2011, the year after he won a Pulitzer prize, and now he’s working with the Colorado Independent. Join our virtual event.

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