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Preventive reproductive health care pays off

This year is the 55th birthday of the birth control pill. It is also 44 years since the U.S. Supreme Court decriminalized birth control in Griswold v. Connecticut. Yet, debates over family planning and contraception are alive and widespread. Coloradans witnessed this first hand last fall when the "personhood" amendment that could have re-criminalized birth control in the state was defeated. Similar measures have already been introduced in seven other states so far this year.

Birth control bill passes Colorado House, moves on to governor’s desk

Efforts to block a contraception bill shriveled today in the Colorado House after a series of weird and contentious legislative hearings and an unsuccessful attempt during a House floor debate Friday to add a poison pill amendment to insert the religious definition of pregnancy as at the moment of conception.

Birth control bill survives poison pill amendment

Colorado House Republicans failed in their attempt Friday to modify the Birth Control Protection Act that would re-define pregnancy as at the moment of conception. During the floor debate, bill co-sponsor Rep. Anne McGihon (D-Denver) derided the wrecking amendment offered by Rep. Don Marostica (R-Loveland) as a back door tactic to grant "personhood" to fertilized eggs.

Contraception foes share bizarre theories, intimate lives at House hearing

During a hearing Monday on the Birth Control Protection Act, five anti-contraception witnesses spoke out, often with rambling filibusters and indelicate public disclosures about their personal sexual histories.

Harvey, Lundberg argue contraception kills on Senate birth control bill

Semantics were the order of the day when conservative Republican state senators attempted to weaken a bill defining contraception arguing that the state must first define that "life begins at conception."

Midnight Regulations: Nearing the Bush Administration’s end game

As late as Friday, the Bush administration was still implementing midnight regulations -- and we're still bird-dogging them. Today's update includes two additions to our chart and a decision from the Environmental Protection Agency that concerns a rule on a contaminant found in drinking water.

DeGette, Senate majority leader team up to reduce unintended pregnancies, abortions

Following on U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette's push to repeal the controversial healthcare worker "conscience clause" rule being rushed through by the Bush Administration, the Denver Democrat is pairing up with a big political gun and abortion foe, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), to promote women's reproductive care in a rare common ground approach.

Fertile women need not apply

Religious ideas can have cruel consequences. Look what genital mutilation has done to generations of male Jews and to thousands of young girls sexually mutilated to satisfy tribal “morality.” If the religiously motivated Amendment 48 passes, one of its consequences will be the economic mutilation of many Colorado women.

Origins of Personhood: The moral precedent of conception, religion and the...

The question of when life begins is an incredibly complex one with enormous legal and ethical ramifications for contraception, abortion, in vitro fertilization, embryonic...

Origins of Personhood: Using ‘States Rights’ to Restrict Abortion

The first in a series of reports exploring the ramifications of this controversial state ballot measure. Hard-line, socially conservative activists are gearing up to enact...
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