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Tangled in abortion politics, Waller derails his fetal-homicide bill

Misinformation ended the life of House Bill 1256 that would have made the willful killing of a fetus up to a 2nd degree felony in Colorado statutes, according to Republican prime sponsor Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs. Waller said emails he received made it clear the bill would become the focal point for a fight over abortion, a fight neither he nor others wanted this year.

Lamborn rallies opposition to alleged ‘Obamacare’ abortion coverage

Fifth District Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn sounded a warning note to anti-abortion Coloradans Thursday detailing his concerns that "Obamacare," as he continues to call...

Lamborn joins anti-abortion bloc to introduce Protect Life Act

Colorado Republican Congressman Doug Lamborn was one of 50 House members sponsoring a bill that aims to further limit tax dollars from paying...

Planned Parenthood presses Colorado lawmakers to support maternity coverage

DENVER-- Planned Parenthood of the Rockies staff and supporters descended on the capitol today as part of an annual effort to lobby lawmakers. This...

Personhood initiative lining up friends and foes

A version of the anti-abortion initiative soundly defeated by Colorado voters in 2008 is making its way to the 2010 ballot, this time reworked as an "egg-as-a-person" initiative. This new version would move the legal definition of a person further back into the reproductive cycle, granting cells the full spectrum of citizen rights. Opposition groups, including Colorado genetic and fertilization researchers, say the law would have spiraling consequences, that it would put women at risk and freeze current work in medicine and reproduction.

Vehicle-impound initiatives test Colorado ballot system

In the debate surrounding Colorado's famously loose ballot initiative system, the so-called impound initiatives introduced repeatedly in local municipalities over the past three years might serve as a test case. This year, they have been introduced in Denver and two of its suburbs, Aurora and Lakewood. The proposed laws would require police to seize the vehicles of every unlicensed driver they stop. But the initiatives aren't primarily about keeping the roads safe and the man behind them doesn't live in Denver, Aurora or Lakewood. As many know by now, the man behind the initiatives is Daniel Hayes. He lives in unincorporated Jefferson County and his initiatives are a weapon in his personal battle against illegal immigrants.
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