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State Sen. Laura Woods' Opposition to Abortion, Even for Rape, May Sink Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.03.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Choice issues will continue to impregnate political debate as we head toward November for the simple reason that women, a huge swing voting bloc in Colorado, care about candidates' positions on abortion. Of course they do. That's common sense.

Report: National Anti-Choice Groups Targeting Colorado

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.08.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

NARAL Pro-Choice Colorado issued a report yesterday exposing the legislative influence in Colorado of two national anti-choice organizations, Americans United for Life (AUL) and Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), as well as the state-wide network of "crisis pregnancy centers."

Colorado Is a Good Place to Ask Cruz and Rubio About Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.26.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before Wednesday's Republican debate in Colorado, home of the personhood movement, it's worth a quick review of the top GOP candidates' positions on personhood laws, which would ban abortion by giving legal rights to zygotes (fertilized eggs).

CU Tops CSU in Resisting Right-Wing Extremism on Abortion

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Some fetal tissue is obtained, with full consent, from women who have abortions. Under federal law, women are not paid for this, and suppliers charge handling fees only.

Colorado Republicans Versus Planned Parenthood

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.08.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The attacks against Planned Parenthood were launched after an anti-choice group released heavily edited tapes of Planned Parenthood officials discussing sales of fetal tissue for research. No evidence of wrongdoing has emerged.

Colorado Springs Lawmaker Endorses Comparing Planned Parenthood to ISIS

Jason Salzman | Posted 05.09.2015 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt, who last year suggested that U.S. Rep. Jared Polis would "join ISIS in beheading Christians," has said he's "very proud" of South Dakota State Rep. Isaac Latterell, who last month wrote a blog post comparing Planned Parenthood to the Islamic State.

Abortion in Texas: The 'Small Fraction'

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

With the closing of 13 abortion clinics in Texas, one out of six Texas women seeking an abortion will have to travel 150 miles or more. But one out of six? That's only a small fraction, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Gardner Claims Support From Nonexistent Group

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.30.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

An advertisement produced by senatorial candidate Cory Gardner refers to the "American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists" as a backer of his proposal to sell contraception over-the-counter. But this group apparently does not exist.

Don't Be Distracted by My Crusade to Ban Abortion

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.16.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

On a Denver radio show over the weekend, GOP senatorial candidate Cory Gardner accused his Democratic opponent, Sen. Mark Udall, of "trying to distrac...

Weekly Pulse: DCCC Ad Shows Grandpa Stripping for Extra Cash to Pay for Medicare

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5z7FiBsR8OQ[/youtube] How will the next generation of seniors ...

Weekly Pulse: Paul Ryan's Medicare Swindle

The Media Consortium | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Robert Parry in In These Times examines how Paul Ryan's budget test would turn healthcare for the elde...

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Pulse: The Republicans' War On Women

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The entire federal government might shut down over birth control. Yes, birth control. This special e...

Weekly Pulse: South Dakota's Legislative Attack on Abortion Providers

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The South Dakota House of Representatives will soon vote on a bill that would expand the definition ...

Weekly Pulse: New Anti-Choice Bill Suggests More #DearJohn Letters Needed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Health advocate Eesha Pandit and blogger Sady Doyle join GRITtv host Laura Flanders for a discussion...

Weekly Pulse: #DearJohn, Does Banning Abortion Trump Job Growth?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger With millions of Americans out of work, House Republicans are focusing in on real priorities: decimat...

Weekly Pulse: Don't Snort Bath Salts, Kids

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger According to Robin Marty of Care2.org, today's young whippersnappers are snorting bath salts and pl...

Weekly Pulse: DADT, Vampire Bees, and Other Hazards to Your Health

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Dr. Kenneth Katz recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled "Health...

The Weekly Pulse: Michael Pollan's Rules for Thanksgiving, Plus Whole Foods' Healthcare Lies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

Weekly Pulse: The New Hunger Epidemic, Making CPCs Come Clean, and Smoking Hipsters

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As some Americans obsess over whether to brine or deep-fry their Thanksgiving turkeys, others are goi...

Weekly Pulse: Palin Revives Death Panels; Boobs Against Breast Cancer; and the Anti-Gay Bullying Crisis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
The Media Consortium

This post features links to the best independent, progressive reporting about health care by members of The Media Consortium.

Weekly Pulse: Anti-Masturbation Crusader Christine O'Donnell is Master of Her Domain

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Christine O'Donnell is master of her domain. The deeply conservative Tea Party darling won the Repu...

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on Sex Ed

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: DIY Abortions on the Border, Pawlenty Screws MN on SexEd by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Women on along U.S.-Mexico bord...

Weekly Pulse: Uncovered Abortions, Toxic Mani-Pedis, and Kagan's a Go

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: Uncovered Abortions, Toxic Mani-Pedis, and Kagan's a Goby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Obama administrati...