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Rachael WrightRachael WrightJanuary 26, 201712min289

… Twenty Years Ago This Week in The Colorado Statesman … Take that President Bill Clinton! With Chuck Berry presiding as Speaker of the Colorado House, the Republican majority House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee amended and then proceeded to methodically pass a contentious anti-abortion bill sponsored by state Rep. Barry Arrington, R-Arvada, to ban what he — backed by Christian conservatives who praised Arrington for the measure — called "partialbirth abortions." HB 97-1136, passed after an extensive cross examination by Arrington of Dr. Warren Hern, director of the Boulder Abortion Clinic. The bill made it a misdemeanor, punishable with jail time, for a physician to abort a fetus during a partial birth abortion.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackDecember 27, 20168min297

Colorado 1st Congressional District U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Denver, stepped back into the abortion debate last week with her praise for a new Obama administration regulation that forbids states from withholding federal family planning services from low-income persons. DeGette said the regulation ensures "vital" health care for low-income women. DeGette is co-chair of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus. Although the regulation ensures funding for health care providers of a variety of treatments and tests, the most controversial part refers to funds for Planned Parenthood affiliates that provide abortions. The Obama administration claimed authority for the rule under Title X of the 1970 Public Health Service Act.