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City Council Candidate Claims to Be Pro-Choice but His Money Trail Tells a Different Story

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Denver City Council races are supposed to be all sweet and nonpartisany, and part of me really wishes they could be that way. But if you want to have a full pictures of a candidate, you'd be stupid to ignore their partisan history. Here's a case in point.

Coffman Wants Rape Victim to Get Police Permission to Get an Abortion

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.14.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

For most of his political career, Congressman Mike Coffman took a hard-line position against any rape or incest exception to his anti-abortion stance. But facing a tough reelection campaign in 2013, he issued a statement that he favored such exception. But he's never explained why his position changed.

Think the 'Personhood' Issue Is Over? Think Again

Kathleen Turner | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Turner

Last year, Colorado voters defeated by a 2-1 margin a "personhood" amendment that aimed to outlaw all abortions and many forms of birth control. A similar bill in deep-red North Dakota also went down in flames at the ballot box. So that means that abortion rights are safe in America, right? Sadly, no.

Longmont Killer Already Faces Life Sentence

Jason Salzman | Posted 04.21.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At the heart of Thursday's Denver Post editorial supporting a personhood bill introduced by State Sen. Bill Cadman is the argument that Colorado needs a new law to penalize people like Dynel Lane, who faces over 100 years in prison for cutting Michelle Wilkins's fetus from her womb.

Laura Bassett

Vicious Stabbing Of Pregnant Woman Inspires Fetal Personhood Bill In Colorado

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

After a gruesome attack on a pregnant woman in March, Republican state lawmakers in Colorado have introduced a bill to permit murder charges against a...

Colorado Civil Liberties On the Brink: Why Your Vote Matters

Nathan Woodliff-Stanley | Posted 05.06.2015 | Denver
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley

The margins between advancing, losing or just holding ground in civil liberties are very narrow in a state like Colorado. Voters would do well to pay attention to what goes on in the legislature and to take seriously the threat of legislation.

'Personhood' by Any Other Name

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Is there a disconnect here? Since effective contraception lessens the number of unwanted pregnancies, and thus the number of abortions? Well, yes. But the people playing the Personhood Game simply have their eye on the prize: Fertilized egg wins, woman loses.

Legal Personhood for Apes

Stephen Wells | Posted 02.27.2015 | Green
Stephen Wells

The ruling for Sandra could open the doors for major changes in the treatment of animals in zoos, circuses, theme parks, and research facilities. The recognition of her rights by the Argentinian court shows it's time our own legal system caught up.

Sandra Orangutan, Rights and Personhood: An Essential Clarification of the Court's Decision

Marc Bekoff | Posted 02.24.2015 | Impact
Marc Bekoff

Here, attorney Steven Wise, who heads the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP), provides a very important clarification of the court's decision.

Women's Health Care Under Attack: Sneak Preview of 2015

Cecile Richards | Posted 02.08.2015 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Elections are behind us, and many new state legislative sessions don't begin until January -- yet lawmakers are already giving us a preview of the bills they intend to pass into law first chance they get.

Samantha Lachman

GOP Legislators File Several Overlapping Abortion Restrictions in South Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican lawmakers in South Carolina have pre-filed a slew of legislation concerning abortion in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the l...

Court: Chimps Don't Have The Same Rights As Humans

AP | By GEORGE M. WALSH | Posted 02.03.2015 | Green

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A chimpanzee is not entitled to the rights of a human and does not have to be freed by its owner, a New York appeals court ruled...

Americans Don't Support the Republican Agenda

Dale Hansen | Posted 01.18.2015 | Politics
Dale Hansen

The best thing Republicans had going for them in this election was the fact that they weren't in the same party as President Obama. But it would be a huge mistake for them to act as though this was an endorsement of their policies -- a mistake they seem likely to make. A mistake that seems destined to be part of the 2016 Republican autopsy.

Re-Run: Buck Supports Personhood Again!

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.17.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The GOP's newbie House members elected U.S. Representative-elect Ken Buck as their president Thursday. If you follow Buck's history here in Colorado,...

Election 2014: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Lisa Maatz | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Lisa Maatz

The midterm election results produced some good, bad and truly ugly news for women and families. For better or for worse, women voters (and the women who stayed home) were instrumental in all three outcomes.

Democrat Candidates Lost, Democrat Issues Won

David Morris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Politics
David Morris

I'll leave it up to others to debate the reasons behind this apparent contradiction. My own opinion is that ballot initiatives more accurately take the ideological pulse of the people because debates over issues must focus on issues, not personality, temperament or looks.

Dave Jamieson

Democrats Had Winning Issues, Just Not Winning Candidates

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If American voters want to see the minimum wage raised, they sure have a funny way of showing it. Binding ballot initiatives that wou...

Enough Already

Paula Gordon | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Paula Gordon

At the end of a campaign, we should know more about our country, our fellow citizens and those who want to represent us. Instead we are awash in malicious advertising and name-calling.

Newspapers Overwhelmingly Oppose Amendment 67

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Eighteen newspapers across Colorado are urging readers to vote no on the "personhood" measure on Colorado's ballot, Amendment 67. "We are pleased by...

Blank Check for Government Intrusion? North Dakota's Amendment One Is Disguised Personhood Law

Don C. Reed | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Don C. Reed

The "Life Begins at Conception" Amendment is first and foremost intended to criminalize all abortions, at any stage: removing American women's Constitutionally-protected reproductive rights. Do they admit this? Usually not. But in a moment of candor...

How Amendment 67 Backers Order Breakfast

Shan Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Shan Wells

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A Richer Inner Life

Christine Deakers | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Christine Deakers

There are periods where you become unaware of what brings you the most joy, or what makes you feel most filled up because there are the trivial and no...

Journalists Revolt Against Gardner's Lie

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

We're seeing a full-scale revolt by journalists against senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's obnoxious denial of the simple fact that the Life at Conception Act, which he co-sponsored  last summer, is federal personhood legislation.

The Tricky Ways Legal Abortion Is Being Threatened In 3 States

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women

On Nov. 4, as voters across the U.S. head to the ballot box, Americans in three states will be voting on legislation that could seriously undermine ac...

After the Flipping, Top Candidates Line Up Against Personhood Amendment

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.14.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Republican candidates for governor and U.S. Senator in Colorado have a twisted history of support then opposition to state personhood amendments, not ...