Laura Chapin — an abortion advocate and seasoned veteran of the reproductive justice world with a deep understanding of progressive politics and Colorado’s political arena — spoke with the Colorado Times Recorder about the state of reproductive rights in Colorado.
Pueblo’s “Sanctuary City” Ordinance Warns of What Lies Ahead for Our Reproductive Rights, Health, & Justice Movement
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.
The Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CCASA) is a state wide coalition that includes over one-hundred members. In less than a month since the landmark Supreme Court Case, Roe V. Wade’s overturn, CCASA has begun to plan for support of reproductive rights legislation in Colorado.
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.
The religious non-profit Church Voter Guides, based in Colorado Springs, released a questionnaire it presented to statewide candidates in Colorado this week. As part of the questionnaire, which can be viewed here, U.S. Senate candidates were asked a question partly about their stances on abortion rights.
At the Beacon of Hope Gala in Aurora Saturday night, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila spoke about the dangers reproductive rights activists pose if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark abortion case Roe v. Wade (1973) this year.
Abortion Rights Remain Strong in CO as Surrounding States Look to Dismantle Them Ahead of Supreme Court Case
As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a case that could do away with or weaken the constitutional right to an abortion, Colorado is situated among states with highly restrictive anti-abortion policies that could cut off access to the procedure for their residents if Roe falls.
The Biden-Harris win is a victory for the reproductive health and rights of millions of vulnerable people around the world. This January, four years of Donald Trump’s constant attacks — including attempts to cut vital funding, a radically-expanded Global Gag Rule, and a denial of U.S. support to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) — will come to an end.
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.