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Mike McKibbinMike McKibbinFebruary 7, 20179min426

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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Jared WrightJared WrightOctober 26, 20164min421

Recently there’s been a groundswell of support for legislation to right a four-decade wrong: a restriction using federal funds for women’s health care that has predominantly hurt the underprivileged. This ban, known as the Hyde Amendment, prohibits federal funds in Medicaid and other health programs from being used for abortions. Now the restriction stops this coverage for all federal employees, military personnel, Peace Corps volunteers, Native Americans on federal insurance and inmates in federal prisons.