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Colorado Democrats in Washington D.C. have rallied around a bill that would ban corporations from refusing to cover any health services or benefits ensured by federal law.
Reactions in Colorado were nearly immediate and came from both politicians and advocacy groups, who all see the decision throwing added fuel on the already-hot topic of womens' health in the upcoming election.
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 above his campaign until Election Day.
Attached to pipe-cleaner IUDs and pills made of glitter, Colorado women included messages like, "I <3 BC," and "Only my Dr. and I know which birth control method is best for me. Interfering with that decision is not my boss's or your business!"
Suthers is siding with the craft store corporation Hobby Lobby, arguing that the mandate trammels the constitutional religious freedom rights.
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 Class 3 felony.
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.