A group of Colorado lawmakers announced this afternoon that they’ll be pushing a bill next year that would protect the right to an abortion in Colorado state law, a move that would further solidify Colorado’s status as a safe zone for abortion rights as other states in the region move to restrict reproductive autonomy.
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A rally held Monday by Colorado Christian University’s Centennial Institute celebrated what anti-abortion advocates hope could be the end of the constitutional right to an abortion as the U.S. Supreme Court prepared to hear arguments in a case that directly challenges Roe v. Wade.
“We can’t wait to see you rock this world, girl.”
Colorado’s top Republican gubernatorial hopeful Heidi Ganahl continues to ignore questions about abortion despite labeling herself as “pro-life,” most recently telling a local reporter that she “hadn’t seen” Texas’ infamous six-week abortion ban and refusing to say whether she’d support a ban in Colorado.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in two cases challenging Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which has banned nearly all abortion in Texas since it took effect September 1. At stake is whether Texans will continue to have to travel to nearby states like Colorado for care, whether other conservative states will be emboldened to pass laws that mimic SB8, and the fate of the federal constitutional right to an abortion promised in Roe v. Wade.
On Tuesday afternoon, a leading far-right advocacy group with a militia arm in Colorado issued an “urgent” call to action to its members to flood a school board meeting in Douglas County to oppose mask mandates.
With 2022 campaigns underway, Republican candidates are being put to the test of whether they’ll hop on the Big Lie bandwagon in an attempt to win over Trump voters.
Heidi Ganahl’s campaign for governor is facing controversy as she deals with a potential COVID-19 outbreak at a recent campaign event featuring right-wing media personality Dennis Prager, who tested positive for the virus this week after saying he’d been trying to catch it in order to gain immunity in lieu of getting vaccinated.
In what appears to be her first public statement on abortion, Colorado governor candidate Heidi Ganahl said she is “pro-life.”
Texans are flocking to Planned Parenthood clinics in Colorado after an abortion ban went into effect in Texas last month.