Abortion providers and advocates took part in a round table discussion with Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) on Monday to discuss the impact on Colorado of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains
Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) announced today that they have received a $20 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, part of $275 million in donations to Planned Parenthood affiliates across the country. Scott is the ex-wife of Amazon oligarch Jeff Bezos, known for her post-divorce charitable donations.
The Trump Administration has begun to enforce its abortion gag rule, which strips family planning funds from health care providers that perform abortions, refer to abortion providers, or even discuss abortion with their patients.
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When the Trump Administration proposed a new rule last month to strip federal funding from abortion providers nationwide, many saw it as an attack on Planned Parenthood, which the president has repeatedly said he’d like to “defund.”
Cynthia Coffman was once a leading figure in a successful effort to defund Planned Parenthood, but has she changed her view?
Asked last week whether she thinks Planned Parenthood’s non-abortion family planning services, like consultation and exams related to birth control, should receive tax-payer funds, which she’s opposed in the past, Republican gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Coffman said my question required a long conversation another time, indicating that she may have changed her view on it.