Earlier this year, Gov. Polis signed the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) into law. This piece of legislation, which was co-led by local organizations like the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and Cobalt Advocates, guarantees having access to the full spectrum of reproductive health care, including contraception and abortion to ensure that people can control their own bodies, lives, and futures.
Priola Now First Democrat To Have Won Centennial Institute’s Legislator Award
It technically happened while state Sen. Kevin Priola was a Republican, but those reading the Centennial Institute’s just-released legislative scorecard will recognize the Legislature’s newest Democrat as unique among the awardees.
House Candidate Wolfson Says Overturn of Roe ‘Has No Impact Here’ and Dems ‘Went Too Far’
At a Club 20 debate in Grand Junction on Saturday, Oak Creek Republican Savannah Wolfson, a candidate for House in Colorado’s high country, said the rollback of Roe v. Wade has no impact here and Colorado went too far in passing abortion-rights legislation.
Hickenlooper, Senate Dems Introduce Bill to Codify Right to Contraception
U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO), alongside other members of the Senate Democratic Caucus, introduced the Right to Contraception Act, a bill that will codify the constitutional right to contraception. The U.S Supreme Court has upheld this right more than half a century ago in Griswold v. Connecticut.
DeGette Oversees House Committee Meeting on Consequences of Roe v. Wade’s Reversal
Yesterday morning, the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, chaired by US Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO), heard six testimonies from key-witnesses on the US Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson and its implications for the future of reproductive health care in the United States.
Heidi Ganahl: U.S. Supreme Court Should Allow States to Ban Gay Marriage and Contraception
During a Colorado Springs campaign event in June, Republican candidate for Colorado Governor Heidi Ganahl said that individual states should decide if they want same-sex marriage and contraception to be legal.
How CO Republicans Have Pushed Their Anti-Abortion Agenda — Both Before and After Roe Was Overturned
In the wake of Colorado’s primary elections last week and the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and return abortion laws to state authority, Republicans and conservatives continue to push anti-abortion policy via legislation, ballot initiatives, campaign rhetoric, and leadership elections. Despite recent failures in enacting their agenda and a demonstrated lack of support from the state’s voters, the Colorado GOP is undeterred.
Kellner Dismisses CO Legal Actions To Defend Abortion Rights As ‘Driven by Politics Rather Than Public Safety’
In the wake of the leaked Supreme Court opinion that likely indicates Roe v. Wade’s imminent demise, Colorado Democrats’ passage of the Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA) appears especially timely. Enshrining abortion access in state law won’t just protect Coloradans but residents of red states where officials have been champing at the bit for decades to ban abortion but for the federal protections of Roe.
CO Governor Candidate Greg Lopez’s Advice for Pregnant Rape Victims: ‘Really Evaluate How This Might Change for the Positive’
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Lopez appeared on Leland Conway’s radio show yesterday to discuss his interview with Kyle Clark of 9News. Lopez reiterated his position against abortion and Colorado’s Reproductive Health Equity Act (RHEA), which enshrines access to abortion under Colorado law, saying that victims of rape who become pregnant should “think of the long-term situation” instead of opting for abortion.
CO High Country Statehouse Race Highlights Stark Differences on Abortion in Wake of Leaked Roe v. Wade Opinion
With this week’s revelation of a U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn nearly 50 years of precedent in Roe v. Wade, states are bracing for new legislative battles over reproductive rights. That includes House District 26 and the majority of Eagle County.