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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
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
Rep. DeGette ‘still concerned about how Komen is making its funding decisions’

Rep. DeGette ‘still concerned about how Komen is making its funding decisions’

Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette today lauded the announcement made by breast cancer foundation Susan G. Komen for the Cure that it planned to rework new policies that prevented it from funding Planned Parenthood. DeGette told the Colorado Independent that the...

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February 3, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories
Colorado’s Udall, Bennet weigh response to evolving Komen-Planned Parenthood funding clash

Colorado’s Udall, Bennet weigh response to evolving Komen-Planned Parenthood funding clash

Colorado U.S. Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet are penning a joint letter on the evolving relationship between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and Planned Parenthood to reflect the unique situation developing between the organizations in Colorado,...

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February 2, 2012 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics
For now, Denver Komen leaves politics out of funding decision

For now, Denver Komen leaves politics out of funding decision

The Denver affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the nation's top charity battling breast cancer, announced this week it would not automatically stop funding Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. Komen made clear in its announcement that the...

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February 1, 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

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
Schultheis bill to criminalize fetus killing fails to advance

Schultheis bill to criminalize fetus killing fails to advance

DENVER-- Colorado Springs Christian conservative state Senator Dave Schultheis failed in his bid to redefine fetus-killing First Degree murder Wednesday. His bill, which detractors saw as a back-door attempt to work an anti-abortion "personhood" law onto the books,...

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March 4, 2010 Center Well, Civil Rights, Health, Politics, Top Stories

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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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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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