Congressional abortion debate heats up again

Author: Mike McKibbin - February 7, 2017 - Updated: February 21, 2017

As last month’s Women's March on Washington and the March for Life showed, Americans continue to have sharp differences over the abortion issue. On different days, organizers estimated 1 million people gathered in Washington, D.C. and more than 5 million worldwide to support gender equity issues, including the right to an abortion, followed by tens of thousands of demonstrators who marched up Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court for the anti-abortion political rally. The debate, of course, extends to Congress, where majority Republicans quickly acted to pass a permanent ban on federal funding of abortions or health care coverage that includes the procedure. And in Colorado, three bills were introduced in the state Legislature that would either ban abortions or discourage women from receiving them. A resolution in support of access to reproductive health care passed the Colorado House of Representatives.

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Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin

Mike McKibbin is a Denver and Washington political reporter for The Colorado Statesman. A long-time Colorado-based journalist, he has worked as an editor and bureau reporter and won numerous Colorado Press Association and Associated Press awards. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcKibbin7 and email