20-Week Abortion Ban: When Politicians Play Doctor

Yesterday, the U.S. House passed a bill (H.R. 36) that would ban all abortions performed after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This bill would endanger the lives and well-being of women, stigmatize those facing difficult medical situations, and infringe on our right to make the most deeply personal of decisions. The bill not only imposes […]

We Stand with DREAMers

President’s Trump decision yesterday to end DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), is devastating to the lives and futures of 800,000 young people – 17,000 of them right here in Colorado. DACA recipients (also called DREAMers) have grown up in this country and have pursued educations, military service, and careers in the U.S., becoming […]

By |September 6th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Racial Justice is Reproductive Justice

The past two weeks have been unusually fraught with reports of violence and aggression against people of color, twice at the hands of police officers:

June 13th: The body of Josie Berrios, a transgender woman of color also known as Kendra Adams, was discovered at a construction site. She was the thirteenth transgender woman to […]

By |June 23rd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|

Trump’s Plans to Roll Back Birth Control Coverage

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), over 55 million women have insurance coverage for birth control and other preventive services with no out-of-pocket costs. Contraceptive coverage saved women $1.4 billion on birth control pills in the first year it went into effect, and by spring 2014, two-thirds of women using birth control pills and three-quarters […]

  • How Trump Endangered Women During National Women’s Health Week

How Trump Endangered Women During National Women’s Health Week

This week is National Women’s Health Week, an annual observance led by the U.S. Health & Human Services Office on Women’s Health with the goal of empowering women to improve their health. On May 14, President Trump issued a proclamation in honor of National Women’s Health Week. The very next day, he drastically expanded the Global […]

Advocacy & Action: 100 Days of Horror

Photograph by Nadav Kander for TIME
This Saturday marks 100 days in office for President Trump—which sounds more like the opening line of a horror story than a significant political milestone. From the signing of the Global Gag Rule on Day 1, right through to today’s appointment of a prominent anti-abortion leader to Health & […]

Mandatory Waiting Periods, Ultrasounds, and other Barriers to Abortion

When we think about areas in the US that are most vulnerable to laws that impede or limit abortion access, we tend to think of them as being far, far away from our “Boulder bubble.” However, that is not the case. Every legislative session, battles are fought in our state capitol and “barrier bills” […]

Increasing Birth Control Access in Colorado

Photo credit: Amalthea Aelwyn 2017
So far, this year has been unlike any other. We have witnessed a new administration take hold of the White House, one that is no friend to reproductive freedom and justice. Yet simultaneously, we’ve been watching something else grab hold of our country, too: the resistance. In the spirit of change, […]

By |March 30th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments|