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.
GOP Bill Promotes the Use of Ivermectin, a Veterinary Medicine, and Other Unproven COVID Treatments in CO
Luck Amid reports of some of the lowest COVID-19 case counts in Colorado since the pandemic began – a strong sign that existing COVID protocols such as vaccines are working – state Rep. Stephanie Luck (R-Penrose) is attempting to resurrect a failed bill that seeks to legitimize dangerous and unproven treatments for the illness.
Wednesday’s grueling twelve-hour meeting of the Colorado House’s Health and Insurance Committee ended with the defeat of three extreme anti-abortion bills.
The Colorado Title Board approved a personhood initiative yesterday, allowing backers to begin collecting signatures to place the measure on the November ballot.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in March after a Colorado Republican lawmaker introduced a bill that would have required abortion providers to interrogate patients and collect deeply personal information about them to be compiled in a public report. We’re republishing it now in light of Texas’ Senate Bill 8 going into effect, which deputizes private citizens to enforce a ban on abortion, effectively creating an abortion surveillance state. Now, the notion of a public registrar with personal details about the lives of abortion seekers takes on new meaning as private citizens are incentivized to sue anyone who provides or aids and abets an abortion in Texas.
Yesterday, Mental Health Colorado released its 2021 Legislative Report, detailing the bills it pushed for during the Colorado Legislature’s 2021 session.
The insurrection’s “Big Lie” still lives in Colorado
At an event yesterday intended to showcase the candidates whom the new conservative political group FEC United is supporting, founder Joe Oltmann threatened to dox journalists who report negatively about the group.