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Tag Archives: Contraception

Republicans on State Affairs do about-face, pass contraception bill

Up was down and right was left Wednesday at the state Capitol. You might think that if you witnessed the vote Wednesday afternoon in the […]...

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April 5, 2017 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

GOP blocks birth-control funding for low-income women

A bill to offer low-income women free long-acting reversible birth control failed on party lines in the Republican-controlled Senate kill committee, despite bipartisan efforts to save […]...

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April 30, 2015 Capitol Dispatch, Just In, Uncategorized

IUD funding slashed from state budget, House considers new approach

The bipartisan battle to secure $5 million to fund a Colorado program that offers teens long-acting reversible birth control hit another snag at the Capitol […]...

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April 15, 2015 Health, Just In, The Mix, Uncategorized

#Coleg Notebook: Wins under the Gold Dome for IUDs and renewable energy

Colorado’s much-lauded 40 percent reduction in teen pregnancy rates has shifted the debate over lady parts at the Capitol, in what seems a productive way. […]...

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March 3, 2015 Uncategorized

Udall campaign marks sixth month since Gardner’s stand on personhood went slippery

  U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s re-election campaign is celebrating the six-month mark of Republican challenger Congressman Cory Gardner’s wobbly stance on the anti-abortion personhood movement. […]...

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September 22, 2014 Just In

Women for Udall talk priorities — health care and voter mobilization

  A group of female business owners joined Congresswoman Diana DeGette and Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards at local woman-owned restaurant Fire on the Mountain […]...

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September 5, 2014 Just In, Uncategorized

Littwin: Gardner in Hobby Lobby land

There seems to be some disagreement about how the Hobby Lobby ruling will play out politically on the national stage. There's no question how it will play out politically in Colorado....

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July 1, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision knocks up Colorado politics

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. ...

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June 30, 2014 Health, The Mix

Wiretap: Percentage of Americans without health insurance way down

"Thanks Obamacare!" It may remain a political hot potato -- forever -- but the controversial law appears to be doing exactly what it was intended to do. ...

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June 5, 2014 Environment/Energy, Health, Politics, The Beats, The Mix

Littwin: The ‘war on women’ will get hotter

It was no coincidence that the three justices most actively engaged in the Hobby Lobby contraceptive-mandate argument were the three women justices. It’s not just […]...

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March 28, 2014 Civil Rights, Health, Littwin Columns, Politics, The Beats

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7/20 Women-only dance party!

Attention womenfolk: Come let off some steam and dance with The Colorado Independent! Wear red and join us for a night of drinks, music, dancing and […]

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The Home Front: ‘Major victory’ for grass-roots effort ‘to see Colorado schools funded more equitably’

“For those behind the statewide, grass-roots effort to see Colorado schools funded more equitably and at a higher level, Wednesday marked a major victory,” reports […]

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