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Pregnant Women Beware

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Under Amendment 67, pregnant women could face arrest for everything from choosing abortion to driving without wearing a seat belt.

Beauprez, Gardner, and the Personhood Mystery

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters looking for another source to counter senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's contention that "there is no federal personhood bill" can turn to Colorado's gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, who cosponsored federal personhood legislation and, unlike Gardner, acknowledges that it exists!

Explaining Gardner's Mysterious Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.03.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Can Gardner, who's running against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, win with a there-is-no-federal-personhood-bill strategy? Or will a new crop of questions that should be asked by reporters force him articulate an actual factual explanation?

Beauprez's 'Big Problem' with IUDs

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Pregnancy is defined by the medical establishment as beginning after a fertilized egg implants in the uterine wall. IUDs do not end such pregnancies. Still, personhood backers say that IUDs threaten or destroy fertilized eggs, which mark the starting point for their definition of "pregnancy."

Hello America, It's Me, Colorado

Jen Caltrider | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Jen Caltrider

If Amendment 67 were to pass, Colorado's 2.6 million women would face the harshest restrictions on their rights anywhere in the country. I'm afraid this could happen.

Questions about Gardner's Personhood Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Fox 31 political reporter Eli Stokols tried hard last week to extract an explanation from senatorial candidate Cory Gardner for his decision to withd...

GOP Senate Candidate Claims A Bill He Cosponsored Doesn't Exist

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who is running for Senate, continues to insist that he doesn't consider the fetal personhood bill he cosponsored to be a ...

Abortion: Four Centuries & Counting

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Was the abortion debate really going on four hundred+ years ago? Indeed. And who knew?

We're Not Single-issue Voters, We're Real-world Voters

Dawn Laguens | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Dawn Laguens

"Women's health" is not an abstract concept created in a conference room in D.C. It's a reality for women in their daily lives. After the campaigns have shut down, women voters go back to just being women, hoping to get to make decisions about their own health care without politicians interfering.

Personhood to Personhood Combat in Fox 31 Interview

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In an explosive interview broadcast Sunday, Republican senatorial candidate Cory Gardner told Fox 31 Denver's Eli Stokols four times that a federal "personhood" bill does not exist, even though Gardner cosponsored such a bill just last year.

If You Don't Think Beauprez Would Really Ban Abortion...

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.22.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I wrote last week about gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's comment, unchallenged by reporters, that he believes a governor has "very limited impac...

Gardner All In on Abortion Ban Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The House of Representatives adjourned Friday, meaning Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has officially missed his chance to withdraw his name from the Life at Conception Act.

Beauprez Says his Opposition to All Abortion Is Irrelevant. Not

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.19.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I don't envy reporters who are trying to uncover the logic in Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez's decision to withdraw his support for p...

Clock Ticking on Gardner

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.17.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's a big week for Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner, as the clock ticks down on his opportunity to withdraw his co-sponsorship from a federal personhood bill, which aims to ban all abortion, even for rape and incest.

Abortion-Ban Proponents Running in Jefferson County

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.13.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Personhood pressure, in its various forms, faced by Gardner as he worked his way to power, is still very much alive within Colorado's GOP, even in Jeffco, one of the entire country's most critical swing counties.

The Art of Listening

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

Serious listening is not selective, and involves a degree of compassion. Even the Buddha knew that.

Reporter Has No Luck Understanding Gardner Hypocrisy

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

One of the biggest mysteries of the current election season, consistently overlooked by Denver journalists, is why U.S. Senate candidate Cory Gardner...

How Gardner Rode an Abortion Ban to Congress

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.06.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's clear enough that personhood was one of the foundational building blocks of his climb to Congress, proving Keith Mason correct and shedding light on the short-term gain GOP candidates encounter by joining with anti-abortion activists.

Alex Lazar

GOP Lawmaker Touts Support Of Women's Issues, Despite Record On 'Personhood'

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Coffman's (R-Colo.) re-election campaign released its first television ad on Tuesday, with a focus on women's issues. The ad says that, ...

Cory Gardner Still Backs Abortion Ban, Opposes Birth Control

Karen Middleton | Posted 10.15.2014 | Denver
Karen Middleton

When Cory Gardner's campaign tries to say the federal anti-abortion, anti-birth control bill isn't the same as the state personhood bill, we ask: do you really think Colorado women and Colorado voters are that dumb?

GOP Congressman Forgets That He Supports Birth Control Access At Candidate Debate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) had a bit of a slip-up when he attempted to reiterate his support for birth control access during a debate with his Democr...

Rand Paul Thinks Civilization Will Fall Apart If Abortion Rights Aren't Curtailed

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who is attempting to walk a delicate line between social conservatives and his more libertarian-minded supporters, has been se...

Gardner Abortion Hypocisy Continues Unchecked

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.09.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The latest reporter to ask senatorial candidate Cory Gardner why he's un-endorsed the state personhood amendments but has yet to un-cosponsor a proposed federal personhood law is Politico's Paige Winfield Cunningham.

Why Gardner Still Supports National Abortion Ban

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.04.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

I may be the only person in the universe who spends his quiet moments in the shower trying to figure out the puzzle, left unsolved by local and nation...

Gardner Was One of Earliest Personhood Supporters

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The kickoff rally to oppose Amendment 67, which would add "unborn human beings" to Colorado's criminal code and wrongful death act, is set for tomorro...