A multi-denominational coalition of faith leaders in Colorado is taking a stand against Proposition 115, a ballot measure that would ban later abortion care in Colorado.
Colorado’s Republican Senator Cory Gardner is once again promoting the idea that babies born alive after failed abortions don’t always receive medical care, an event which doctors say doesn’t occur.
As a seventeen-year-old high school student, I have had many influences around me to help shape my thoughts on abortion and my generation’s sex culture. I have come to a realization that when someone has an abortion or sex, it’s nobody’s damn business. My life has always been influenced by the world around me, whether I like it or not. I don’t know if that can be said for everyone, but I have found that being open-minded doesn’t have to change what I already believe. As a seventeen-year-old senior in high school, I allow myself to listen to different perspectives because it brings me more knowledge of the people and world around me, and this often times allows me to share my truths. When I open up the conversation about abortion to friends, family, or even strangers, I often face a lot of harsh criticism, but I’ve learned that all I can do when I talk to someone with different opinions is listen.
Abby Johnson, who worked as a Planned Parenthood clinic director in Bryan, TX before allegedly having a change of heart and becoming an anti-choice activist, will be speaking at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver next month.
Earlier this month, anti-choice advocates filed a Colorado ballot initiative that would ban abortion after 22 weeks.
As some states move to pass the harshest abortion restrictions seen in decades, Colorado remains one of a handful of states where reproductive rights are safest.
When representatives from Alternatives Pregnancy Center began giving a presentation to his freshman health class at a public school in Highlands Ranch earlier this month, Clark Wilson already knew what the organization was — an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center, or CPC, that uses deceptive tactics to sway women’s reproductive health care decisions.
A bill to ban nearly all abortions that was signed into law in Alabama this week is nearly identical to a bill that was pushed by Colorado Republicans earlier this year.
Colorado Republican Senator Cory Gardner is joining those within his party who are using inflammatory rhetoric and misinformation about abortions that happen later in pregnancy, often referred to by conservatives as “late-term abortions.”
In calling off a merger with religiously-affiliated hospital group Centura Health, Grand Junction’s Community Hospital will remain free to offer reproductive health services like birth control and sterilization to its patients.