If you ask those in favor of Amendment 67 and those opposed to it what it would do, you'll get very different answers. Opponents say it would ban abortion. Supporters say that's not the point. The point, they say, is to make it so unborn babies are treated the same as people in the Colorado criminal ... More >>
The paranoid stoner who seems overly concerned that the government is keeping tabs on his or her movements and behavior is a classic marijuana-user stereotype. But when government organizations like the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment discuss pilot population health surveillance ... More >>
The news lately has been full of restaurant fuck-ups that create headaches for customers...and hardships for employees. While the restaurant industry as a whole serves a very useful purpose -- it sells prepared meals to people who need and want them, provides a flow of tax money to communities, and ... More >>
Tomorrow is the Colorado primary, which will set much of the November 4 ballot. But there are dozens of campaigns for state and local initiative efforts already under way around Colorado, and they could determined what issues we'll be voting on four months from now. At the moment, only one initiati ... More >>
You may have seen Beforeplay.org's billboards around the city or memes (like the one above) floating around Facebook. Part of an ongoing campaign advocating safe sex and sex positivity, BeforePlay.org is using humor to connect with Coloradans in a way that is accessible and designed to spark a conv ... More >>
The everyday experience of high school can be stressful enough; juggling parental responsibilities along with school work can be especially tough. Florence Crittenton Services of Colorado is a nonprofit early learning center that gives teen moms the support they need to succeed as students and mothe ... More >>
Giving birth to a child is arguably the most intensely painful experience a human being can have. After nine months of more-or-less blissful pregnancy, childbirth is the dark side of reproduction -- and it's understandable that many women prefer to bypass the full experience through drugs or surgery ... More >>
Westminster mom Wendy McKendrick left the hospital after giving birth to her first daughter feeling disempowered and unnecessarily medicated. "I felt like I was just a spectator to my own birth," she says. So when she found out she was pregnant with a second daughter, McKendrick decided she'd like ... More >>
Update: As we reported yesterday, a fetal homicide bill sponsored by Republican Representative Janak Joshi was defeated along party lines, with Democrats saying they plan to bring forward a measure that accomplishes similar goals without being a "Trojan horse" for personhood; see our original covera ... More >>
This week's cover story, "The Meaning of Life," tells the story behind a seemingly contradictory legal argument being made by Englewood-based Catholic Health Initiatives: that a fetus is not a person. The court case in which it asserts that claim has now been appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court. ... More >>
At 2 p.m. today, the Colorado Personhood Coalition will hold a press conference at a very pointed location -- a local Planned Parenthood office -- to tout the beginning of a petition drive for the latest version of a Personhood resolution. And campaign reps including Kristi Burton Brown, the face of ... More >>
Jefferson County Child Support Services has developed a new video intended to show that the department offers support for teen parents and children. However, most of the 21-minute long production called Think Beyond Friday Night is spent detailing all the horrors and tribulations of teen p ... More >>
Author Gregory Maguire will be in town tonight at the Tattered Cover LoDo to celebrate, sign and talk about his newest book, Out of Oz, the final installment in his series of Wizard of Oz-based novels. The series, which debuted with Wicked sixteen years ago and spawned a hit Broadway play, is ... More >>
Kristen Stillman Kristen Stillman has a second chance at motherhood. A victim of horrific abuse for more than a dozen years -- which resulted in her giving birth to four children before she was twenty, all fathered by her rapist -- she'd been in court to testify against Eric Torrez, who wound ... More >>
A bill to broaden the scope of what Colorado's home-birth midwives can do passed another hurdle yesterday: The Senate Health & Human Services Committee approved it in an 8-1 vote. Testimony stretched for three hours and included impassioned pleas from both sides, including from Indra Lusero, ... More >>
This week's cover story, "Special Delivery," tells the story of Indra Lusero, a home-birth-mom-turned-lawyer who has thrust herself into a legislative battle between midwives and doctors. After giving birth at home with a midwife eight years ago, Lusero became an advocate for the age-old pro ... More >>
Reporter Melanie Asmar's recent post juxtaposing abstinence education versus what she termed more "realistic" sex ed drew a passionate response from one reader. She feels the question should go well beyond whether or not instructors will still be able to use bananas and condoms.
Oh, Magic Cyclops, how do we love you? Let us count the ways. Although he's had a spate of bad luck recently, namely being completely shafted by Hotels.com, who maxed his credit card while he was in New York, which ultimately left him penniless and starving for a few days until he could board ... More >>
Jonathan Shikes' January 27 blog "The Downtown Library's New Due Date" was the first to tell the story of a woman giving birth at Denver Public Library's main branch, at 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway. Yesterday, Channel 4 correspondent Raj Chohan filled in the details via interviews with proud mom Domin ... More >>
Once upon a time, Anna Hansen was your average blond, pretty, sorta-outdoorsy Colorado girl working as a waitress at Rio Grande in Boulder while attending CU. Four years later, after living abroad for a spell, she gets a job with a non-profit in Vail, takes up competitive mountain biking, starts dat ... More >>
Back in Representative Larry Liston’s day, people called ‘em as they saw ‘em, and Liston calls ‘em sluts. Or at least, that’s how the Colorado Springs Republican chose to describe unwed teenage parents on February 6 during a Republican caucus meeting. “In my parents' day and age, they we ... More >>
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