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Alex FerenczAlex FerenczJuly 24, 20185min489

The risk to abortion rights in the U.S. has never been greater. Reproductive rights are under constant attack, with lawmakers at every level of government passing restrictions that make abortion unattainable for many across the country. The recent vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court makes this situation all the more dire as Roe v. Wade faces real risk of being overturned. It is hard to believe we could return to a time when women were denied the fundamental right to makes basic decisions about their bodies, families, and future. If Roe is overturned, women will no longer have a constitutional right to abortion -- rather, her chances of getting access to abortion will depend on which state she lives in.


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Colorado PoliticsColorado PoliticsJune 14, 20187min862

Having seen Jared Polis’s misleading campaign ad attacking Cary Kennedy for the umpteenth time, I am sharing some direct insight about his claim that he “led” the effort to increase funding for every school in Colorado – and from where the actual leadership came.  I was the campaign manager for that effort – Amendment 23.  Cary Kennedy conceived the amendment, wrote it and led the effort to explain it, debate it and advocate for it.  Working with a crew of tenacious women, they fought for and won the Amendment 23 election.  Cary’s ability as citizen leader was clear:  She identified a problem, identified a solution and built momentum to fix it.


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Ernest LuningErnest LuningMarch 28, 20182min1581

NARAL Pro-Choice America, an abortion rights group and a leading progressive political advocacy organization, on Tuesday endorsed former University of Colorado Regent Joe Neguse, one of two Democrats running for the 2nd Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a candidate for governor. Neguse has also won the support of Nederland Mayor Kristopher Larsen, a former primary rival.


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Dan NjegomirDan NjegomirMarch 5, 201813min851

The #MeToo movement must seem like déjà vu to Karen Middleton. The former state lawmaker, longtime education policy wonk, self-described "fierce feminist" — and nowadays, point person for abortion-rights advocacy in Colorado — took her seat in the legislature a decade ago in the wake of the Capitol's last big sexual-misconduct scandal. It was her own predecessor in her state House district who wound up resigning in the face of allegations. And while some things never seem to change, she says the response by some politicians to the latest round of harassment allegations actually has been worse than was the case in 2008. She explains how and also discusses education reform; her first forays into politics — and the therapeutic value of home renovation — in this week's Q&A.


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Rev. Amanda HendersonRev. Amanda HendersonMarch 1, 20185min592

Every year, our Colorado state legislature is flooded with bills that would harm women. As a Christian pastor and leader of The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado, I see the way these bills not only threaten the health and wellbeing of people in our community, but I feel frustrated that the extreme views of a few legislators keep us from working together for real improvement in people’s lives.


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Fawn BolakFawn BolakJanuary 19, 20184min2036

If you get lost on your way to the Women’s March this Saturday and find yourself walking past the “March for Abolition,” don’t expect to hear any homage paid to Frederick Douglass, Nat Turner or Harriet Tubman. The so called “Colorado Right To Life” organization has foolishly appropriated language rooted in the anti-slavery movement in a botched attempt to compare apples to orange seeds. Demonstrators will congregate outside the Stapleton Planned Parenthood on Jan. 20 to intimidate anyone seeking a wide range of reproductive health services while preaching abortion “abolition.”