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We are women Colorado organizes rally in Central Denver

October 5, 2012


Examiner, October 5, 2012 by Juli Turano Saturday, October 6, 2012, in the heart of Denver, We are Women Colorado (WAWCO), a statewide women’s social organization is holding its first “Equality Rally and March.” The planned events are scheduled to begin around 1p.m. and weather permitting, conclude around 5p.m. See details below. WAWCO aims to […]

Personhood Coalition files legal action to make this ballot — or next

September 27, 2012


Denver Post, September 27, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition said Thursday it is suing in Denver District Court to challenge the secretary of state’s ruling that the anti-abortion measure fell short of making the fall ballot by 3,859 signatures. By law, the coalition had 30 days from the Secretary of State Scott […]

Colorado “Personhood” Amendment Officially Dead for Now

September 12, 2012


RH Reality Check, September 12, 2012 by Robin Marty It’s the end of the road for fertilized-egg-people, at least for this cycle in Colorado.  Although Personhood USA has until the 28th of September to challenge the results of the signatures gathered, the ballot certification deadline has already passed, making it impossible for the issue to be […]

Colorado Personhood Supporters Continue to Fight

September 3, 2012


Live Action News, September 3, 2012 by Jordan Hooker The Colorado Personhood Coalition will continue its fight to have the Colorado Personhood amendment included on the ballot, despite the Colorado secretary of state announcing that the measure fell 3,700 signatures short of the required number. According to Personhood USA, the Colorado Personhood Coalition has reviewed […]

Abortion ban backers fail to make Colorado ballot

August 29, 2012


AP, August 29, 2012 by KRISTEN WYATT, DENVER (AP) — The nation’s only pending ballot measure to ban abortion in all circumstances has failed to advance to voters in Colorado. Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler announced Wednesday that backers of the divisive “personhood” amendment fell about 3,900 valid signatures short of the some 86,000 […]

Planned Parenthood CEO rejects ‘personhood’

August 24, 2012


Durango Herald, August 24, 2012 by Chase Olivarius-Mcallister Vicki Cowart says voters keep saying ‘no,’ but issue keeps showing up on ballot Vicki Cowart, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, on Thursday warned that the “personhood” amendment, if passed, would define life as beginning at conception, and result in the criminalization […]

Rape, Forced Pregnancy, Personhood, and Crimes Against Humanity

August 24, 2012


Huffington Post, August 24, 2012 by Lynn M. Paltrow It is likely that Colorado will, once again, have a so-called “personhood” measure on the ballot this November that seeks to have fertilized eggs, embryos, and fetuses treated as if they were entirely separate constitutional persons. If approved by Colorado’s Secretary of State, this year’s version […]

Missouri hosts a riptide on contraceptive mandate

August 6, 2012


UPI, August 6, 2012 by Malena Amusa Health reform is beginning to require insurers to cover contraception, which is bringing battles over the mandate to a head in states across the country. “It’s not a safe place for women and health care,” says a congressional candidate in Missouri. Seven cents a day; about $26 a […]

Signatures turned in for Colorado anti-abortion measure

August 6, 2012


Denver Post, August 6, 2012 by Electa Draper The Colorado Personhood Coalition Monday submitted more than 121,000 signatures to the secretary of state to get its anti-abortion measure on the November ballot. The group, which claims 1,500 volunteers and the engagement of 500 churches in the cause, needs about 86,000 validated signatures to get the […]

War Against Women Rages On in the Federal Courts

August 2, 2012


ACLU Blog, August 2, 2012 by Alexa Kolbi-Molinas It’s been an interesting few weeks for women’s rights and health in the courts. First, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the state can force a doctor to tell a patient that women who have abortions are more likely to commit suicide than those who […]

Will the third time be the charm for the Personhood initiative in Colorado?

June 8, 2012


Colorado Statesman, June 8, 2012 by Peter Marcus Opponents of a proposed ballot initiative that would extend constitutional rights to a “person” from the moment of biological development are gearing up for their third fight against the anti-abortion so-called “Personhood” proposal, not willing to offer proponents the opportunity to say, “Third time’s the charm.” Planned […]

Colorado moved ahead or stayed even on education, gay rights, abortion

May 22, 2012


Colorado Independent, May 22, 2012 by John Tomasic Colorado legislative debate this year on education, gay rights and women’s health policies reflected larger well-worn national political back-and-forths, where showy speeches on immigration “illegals,” “traditional marriage” and religious freedom often sidetrack efforts to serve the public good. Caught in that kind of mire on a few […]

Women return fire in gender war in election campaigns

May 13, 2012


Detroit News, May 13, 2012 by Pauline Arrillaga Denver— Wanda Ramey stood on the University of Colorado campus, cane in one hand, “Close the Pay Gap” sign in the other. The rally for equal pay among women in the workplace was the 65-year-old spitfire’s second stop in a day of meetings and protests. Ramey’s top […]

A State-By-State Guide to 2012’s Anti-Choice Laws (So Far)

May 11, 2012


Jezebel, May 11, 2012 by Erin Gloria Ryan No matter what you call this golden era in American legislating — the War on Women, the Imaginary War on Caterpillars, Tamponaroo — 2012 is, for better or worse, an exciting/harrowing time to have female anatomy, or to be a guy who enjoys having sexual relations with […]

In Colorado, Media Ignores Protests Against Anti-Choice Policies

May 2, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 2, 2012 by Robin Marty States across the country held coordinated protests on April 28th, where advocates for reproductive rights reminded legislators that their bodies are not up for debate. One of the largest of these protests was in Denver, Colorado. But no one seems to know it happened at all. […]


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